Thursday, August 16, 2007

Willochra Creek, Southern Flinders ll - Revised

Southern Flinders RangesEven though this large work was received very well the one thing that held it back from being sold was the cool greens. The scene in the Southern Flinders were at the time very fresh with new growth; it still wasn't what the viewer really wanted. I have now revised this and made the changes to add warmth to the scene. Still a 'green season' but not so many cool colours that it originally had and have to admit that I like the revised version better myself.

Well tomorrow is the day my husband and I will be leaving for our holiday, hence no post for awhile on this blog. We are also blessed with continuous rain today and because our family farm is well and truly looking for moisture for the crops, I will not complain about trying to do the final packing when it is so wet underfoot. wink

Also my Arts and Stuff with Susan Borgas website is now up to date. Gosh I hope that all the links are working properly because making a site easy for you to browse does require some extra effort on my part.

If you are a regular visitor to this blog or even a new reader and like what you see it would be ideal to subscribe to my blog by email updates or RSS feed alerts so that you know when I am posting again. Don't know how? I have written a post here that will help you out.

On that note I will raise my glass to you all and hope that you are back with me once this blog is back to regular posting once more. Cheers!razz

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Wilpena Golden Glow

WilpenaUnframed: 280mm x 410mm

Watercolour has wonderful transparency qualities with a mind of its own for the inexperienced artist.

Watercolour isn't one of my strongest mediums to work with but chuffed how this painting turned out when painting it in and around my jobs over the last few days; in fact the flow of paint helped relieve a lot of stress rather than add to it. biggrin

The countdown is well and truly on now before my husband and I leave for our holiday..... two more sleeps then we meet up with two other families with their caravans in tow. Hopefully I will be all packed in time to head down that road with our own caravan in tow. (for some overseas readers the link will explain what type of caravan I am talking about razz )

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

August 14, 2007 edition of Arts and Stuff Carnival


Welcome to the August 14, 2007 edition of Arts and Stuff carnival.

I am so pleased with the entries I received for this carnival with more artist submitting a post. I have to admit there were plenty of music posts as well but unfortunately this blog isn't about promoting music. Nor is it about art that may offend my readers so those that do, they are wasting their time and should submit to a carnival more appropriate with the subject matter. wink

There will be more carnivals on this blog but I am not going to list the new date just yet. The next two months this blog will be sadly lacking in posts although once it is all back to regular posting, I will announce a new carnival date so please be patient with me on this matter.

So there you go; any artist out there reading this you will have plenty of time to put a post together and submit it to my carnival. It is VERY easy to do! carnival submission form

Art Creativity

Vishal k Bharadwaj
presents Vishal vs Apartment posted at

Lexi Sundell presents Creative Explosion posted at Energies of Creation, saying,
"A rollicking post about a creative explosion of pixels as the images of my acrylic floral paintings are repurposed in an obsessively enjoyable new project."

Matt presents Build your right-brain playground posted at, saying,

"Kickstart your creativity by building a "right-brain playground!""

Harriett Hilton presents artistic musings: Myspace As Artistic Expression posted at artistic musings, saying,
"An article about how the urge to create is so strong people will use unexpected tools as a new form of expression."

Lucynda Riley presents Fall Mini Pumpkin Wreath posted at A Crafty Nature.

Digital Art

Diane Clancy presents Studio Artist Demo posted at Diane Clancy's Art Blog, saying,

"This is a 22 step creation of a digital painting in Studio Artist to show you a demonstration of how to use this innovative art program. Each step show the digital image at this step so you can easily see this process."

Miscellaneous Art

Ryan Haigh
presents Affordable Artwork posted at The Big Chase, saying,
"BlueFlip art is a website that features a great amount of prints from talented artists at an affordable price."

Neil Ransom presents Protests and Painted Walls posted at Kate and Neil's Official Website, saying,

"What do you get when you add politics, teens, and an endless supply of cheap spray paint? Find out in San Cristobal, Mexico."

Paintings presents Recently finished: 'Away From Me'. posted at creative evolutions, saying,

"This is a new blog, and I will be using it to post completed paintings and track my own evolution as an artist after a recent career change. For now, I would like to share my recent work: "Away From Me"."

Lexi Sundell presents Summer Awakening posted at Energies of Creation, saying,

"This painting of glowing sunflowers is celebration of summer light before fall comes to take the gardens."


mctiller presents Screencast Photoshop Tutorial: Making Black and White images out of Color images posted at MCT Images, saying,
"A screencast tutorial for making black and white images out of color images in Photoshop."

My pick for non visual art

presents Holding On and Letting Go posted at Everyone Needs Therapy, saying,
"Uh oh, it's not visual art, but it is stuff and no doubt, entertaining."

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of
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Monday, August 06, 2007

My daughter who has a camera exactly like mine decided it was time that I had some photos of myself while working at the easel. Picking up my camera she did exactly that and this is one of the photos that I found when I downloaded my card to the computer.

When I pulled this pastel out I decided it needed some more work done before framing it for the up and coming exhibition. I am much happier with the final result because before it was lacking the darks in the foreground.

My regular readers would have noticed that I have been spending quite a bit of time away from my blogs. This will continue leading up to when my husband and I leave for the Northern areas of Australia. It will also mean that while I am away, this blog will not be updated.

Some of you may remember from an earlier post that I wanted to learn how to put 'home movies' onto a DVD. Well I have been doing that with quite a few hiccups along the way although progress is happening. On that note I am off to start a new project and while the computer is busy converting and burning my next home movie DVD, I will be busy in my studio touching up another pastel.

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