Posted in Mixed Media, Painting

Artwork donations for Variety Victoria

The following artworks are for the Variety Victoria Mother’s Day Lunch on May 12th, 2017, which will raise funds for sick, disadvantaged and special needs children throughout Australia.

Slippersizabelle falvo art donation charity mildura
Artwork size: 9.5 inches x 7.5 inches Frame size: 17 inches x 13.5 inches Materials: charcoal, paint, glitter and ink on watercolour paper.

Rain

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Size: 12 inches x 10 inches Materials: acrylic paints on canvas.

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Posted in Drawing, News

An Animal Affair – for the 2017 Dandelion Wishes Gala

An Animal Affair
Donated for the Dandelion Wishes Gala for silent auction on February 24th, 2017, which will raise funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton, Victoria.
Size: A2
Materials: Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils, blended with odourless mineral spirits.
Approximately 17 hours of work.
 
A first draft of this (which is seen toward the end of the video) was planned to arrange the components of this image. I wanted a clean artwork for the final piece, so I created a first draft to be traced to complete the final work.
 
An Animal Affair represents both my country hometown of Mildura, in the Sunraysia region, and Melbourne.
 
I have a close connection to both places, as I was born and live in Mildura, but I travel to Melbourne frequently.
Mildura is known for its production of fruits. Approximately 80% of Victoria’s grapes come from Mildura.
 
This gathering of native Australian animals represents rural Australian life, except for the indecisive ‘hipster’ possum, who can often be found frequenting Melbourne’s trendiest bars and cafes.
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Posted in Mixed Media

Suzi Quatro – painted denim vest

I painted this vest to wear to Suzi Quatro’s Melbourne concert at Hamer Hall on 18-02-17.
I planned to transfer the artwork, which was drawn with a heat transfer pencil on baking paper, with an iron but it didn’t work, hence the wonky text.
I used normal acrylic paints mixed with Jo Sonja’s textile medium. I also sealed the paint with this textile medium.
The silver studs were added, and prior to painting I did spray bleach onto parts of the vest to lighten the areas I was going to paint on.

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suzi quatro painted denim vest mildura melbourne

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Art update

Hello, checking in with an art update; after a ‘creative block’ of 6 months I am not even kidding with that one), I am finally working on my piece to donate to the 2017 Dandelion Wishes Charity Gala.

It’s been a year in February since the last one, where I donated my ‘That’s Melbourne’ portrait artwork. This gala raises funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital, opening early 2017.

I find it hard to start work on something I visualise in my head, but have not a single reference image I can copy (like a celebrity portrait).

Copying a reference image is great for technical skill but doesn’t to a whole lot for flexing your imagination.

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