Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fine Tuning

Ok, so a little more tweaking occured before the final varnishing... I wonder if you can see the difference?
She will soon be on display at Gallery Beneath at Mooloolaba. I welcome you to take a peak in this beautiful gallery if you are nearby and of course you can invest in this beautiful piece through my website if you are currently far far far away from the Sunshine Coast.

I am celebrating today with an empty workspace and I will be getting started on the next piece after teaching a class of fabulous budding artists tonight.

Warm Regards,
Tara Spicer.

Friday, March 23, 2012

A little bit of mischief...

Oh my gosh!... I have finally finished. My eyes are spinning and I am not entirely sure if I ate at all today, but I have finished my latest piece after around 3 months of work:

A little bit of mischief and a little bit of magic!
100cm x 100cm x 3.5cm
Acrylic on Gallery Cotton
I have titled this work "A little bit of mischief and a little bit of magic" as this pretty much sums up my beautiful daughter and muse featured in this piece. I truly love this painting and am in two minds about whether to put it up for sale or not, even though I do already have a potential buyer!

Jump right in and contact me if you are keen as this one is going to go pretty fast if I decide to sell. I am also considering framing it in a beautiful silver frame that matches the one in the centre back of the painting, I think it would look incredible.

So, what now? I am going to pull my head back out of the palette, curl up on the lounge and indulge in some relaxing TV for the evening, do a bit of crochet and breathe a deep sigh of relief!

Next painting... well you will just have to wait and see...

Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rain Rain...

Rain rain, go away... my varnish will not dry today! Or this whole week!!! No, the Sunshine Coast is not particularly sunny this week and it is setting me back a little... all my beautiful layers of paint are smudgy and smoodgy and my varnish is not setting! It must be time for a break. At least I finished 1 order in time, although I am still waiting for its' varnish to cure properly before shipping:

Surfer Girl. Commissioned re-paint.
I have also recently quit sugar... I am only at the end of week 2 using a program by Sarah Wilson and it is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be! But all for a great cause... you know, a healthy body, a clear mind and no mid-afternoon energy slump, wish me luck to get to the end of week 8.

For now, I will return to the easel and give my hairdryer a workout (it dries more paintings than hair in this house!).

Warm Regards,
Tara Spicer
Nirvana Visions

Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Magic works!

Welcometo Nirvana Visions... my studio has been a buzz of activity with 3 paintings on the go and two more in the line up waiting to happen! First off the block is;
Always Take Your Magic With You
1002 x 760 x 35mm
I am really thrilled with this painting and the warmth that it captures in contrast with the cold hard road! As you can see, i am still well andtruly taken with the world of magic, gypsy and circus and this painting is just another reminder to pack all your essential for your journey... a good sense of humour, a dash of magic and a bottle of luck. Never underestimate the power of being able to pull a rabbit from your hat when your journey takes an unexected turn!

Still in the making is another magical moment and here is a small glimpse of a portion of that painting:
Where would I be without top hats, beautiful people and luxurious silk fabrics to paint?  I hope that these thing bring as much delight to your senses as they do mine.

Please contact me if you would like more info on any of these paintings...

Warm regards,
Tara Spicer