Saturday, 28 May 2011

Paintings and published

I'm very excited to have had one of my pieces of plaster work published in Judy Wise and Stephanie Lee's new book Plaster Studio. They are also running a fabulous online workshop using some of the techniques in the book, hop on over to either of their blogs to check it out.

This is my piece, a plaster book cover showing my abstract pomegranates.

This is the fabulous book, it is so full of techniques and projects.

I've also been busy painting for our upcoming exhibition. This is a painting I started in Flora Bowley's workshop. I finally finished it, it just needs a top coat of varnish and hangers on the back.

This is an earlier shot of the painting.

This is the finished painting named 'sheep at the waterhole'.

This is another canvas I completed this week too.

Another canvas in progress.

and finally I wish I could draw like this. My darling little mermaid princess, spent her fifth birthday painting with Ro Ro. Don't you just love her cat. I'm contemplating using it to make a stuffed toy for her.


Lynn said...

Congrats on art in Wise/Lee book! Bravo to all three of you wonderful artists/inspirers of mine.
I love all the color and movement in your paintings!
And by all means turn that kitty drawing into a stuffed animal. She will treasure it. I have turned my grandkids' of same age's art into little quiltlets and they love them. Love seeing their art in a new form. I have a photo of my grand daughter stroking her castle turned into cloth.

Anonymous said...

You know I am a big fan of your pomegranates... and your work radiates


The book must be chock full of goodies.

yogiknitgirl said...

Congrats Ro!
I was just in Borders Bookstore yesterday during my lunchtime, saw the book, flipped through the pages and saw your piece . . . I felt immediate joy for you and of course purchased their book. You are an amazing and talented artist . . . I am just waiting for you to come out with a book or e-course! You have so much you could teach us all. Sending you love from Virginia Beach!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Fantastic to be in that book. I saw you in my CPS newsletter yesterday too! You are popping up everywhere as you so deserve for you wonderful work. xox Corrine

Judy Wise said...

Goodness Ro, so much eye candy in one post! Those paintings you did inspired by Flora's class are amazing; she really taught me a lot of new avenues too.

And thank you for the shout out about the book. I LOVE the piece you submitted, you are on a roll! xo

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous paintings! Love the color and texture.

Seth said...

Congrats on your inclusion in the book. I had seen your piece when I first read through my copy - love it, along with all these other bold and colorful paintings in the post.

Penny said...

Congratulations. I also see you feature in the next Cloth Paper Scisors.No wonder as you do such great work.

Kim Palmer said...

I saw your name pop up there, congratulation Ro what a fabulous piece to be a part of. I think this one will rocket off the shelves!

Margaret Weiss said...

I received my order last Friday of 3 books from Amazon and found your "pomegranate painting" in one of the books. It is amazing and how wonderful to be in such an amazing book. Congratulations. I can highly recommend any mixed media artist to buy this book, it has so many wonderful ideas to work and be inspired by.

Heather said...

Congratulations Ro on having your work published - I'm not surprised though. Your paintings are so uplifting - I love the way you use colour. I can see that your little princess has inherited Ro Ro's talent! I got one of my grandsons to use fabric crayons and ironed his drawings onto fabric and made them into a quilt for him. It was a great success as I am better at sewing than designing!

JP said...

great! - love your grandaughter's drawing - someone I know over here turned one like this into a beautiful tapestry weaving

Terri Kahrs said...

Congratulations, Ro!!! No one does pomegranates and color like you!!! Your wonderful use of color always energizes and inspires me. Love the idea of turning Little Princess' drawing into something real. What a keepsake that would be!!! Only a loving Grammy would think of such a thoughtful way of preserving a treasured childhood moment! Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Congratulations on the book Ro, well deserved.
I just love your paintings, I was so bummed that I couldn't make that workshop with Flora.
The cat is so cute and I can see it as a stuffed toy

Emma said...

Fabulous work on these last 2 posts, wish I could see the exhibition in person. Great to be published in the book & mag - I felt proud when the CPS news letter came thru!

Great header & ground, too ;)

azirca said...

Your paintings are stunning, so full of vibrancy and life. The colours really jump off the canvas.
Congratulations on having your work published too, that is fantastic.

What a content looking cat, so delightful!

Anonymous said...

I want to get this book. Your piece is beautiful along with your paintings. They make me feel happy.
Congrats on the publication.

Nic Hohn said...

congrats Roro! thats totally awesome...and I love your paintings.they remind me of your beautiful felt pieces. xox

MargaretR said...

It's a beautiful cat Ro and I always wish I could let go and draw just like the kids do.
Congrats on being published again. Do I really need another creativity I wonder? Yes, I think I do after seeing your work and those lucious colours.

Serena said...

Congratulations on being featured in the book! Your paintings are beautiful...full of colour! And, of course, the cat is adorable ~ :)

Ursula Clamer said...

Hi Ro,
Firstly congratulations on one of your pieces being published in the book. It's great to know that so many more people will see & be inspired by your wonderful work.
I was sadden by the news of your father. I agree with your way of thinking and was glad to hear art is helping the healing process. You inspire me and you never fail to blow me away with your pieces and how prolific you are.... i admire the quantity & quality!
Good luck with your Exhibition. Ux

Sam Brightwell said...

My copy of Plaster Studio hasn't arrived yet, but I saw your name in the contributing artists list for the book and got really excited. I love your abstract pomegranates.
And your paintings are gorgeous. I especially like the one from Flora's workshop. Oh how I'd love the chance to go on one of her workshops. Good luck with your exhibition.


Hi Ro
Dale Rollason from told me about your blog. I live in England. I love your colours, I have never been to Australia but these colours are what I imagine it to be like. I am now going to be a follower, which I dont do very often! As a City & Guilds tutor it is wonderful to see original & inspiring work. Regards Shelagh Folgate

rivergardenstudio said...

How exciting to be part of this book! And I love your new canvases, and your amazing header...sending you wishes for a beautiful June! roxanne

Megan P said...

Congratulations Ro.
The book with your wonderful artwork in it just arrived today. Well Done.

Parabolic Muse said...

RO. Stop it! This work is amazing. I luv what you're doing. You got to take Flora's class, and now I'm totally INTO her work! I even refer to her on my latest post. a month ago, I didn't even know about her, and then read about her here.

Your lolipops are wonderful, don't force yourself to stop!

Thanks for the continuing inspiration.

Cathy Daulman said...

Your work is so bright and inspirational ! I just love it !