Tag: Art

A Brand New Year

Taeghans painting
At our Christmas market in December, Taeghan aged 10 presented me with this painting which she had painted for me.
Nic's painting
Nic aged 10 bought this painting of the river with his own money at the exhibition
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The River Runs Through. #3793. 70x51cm. Oil.   Now belongs to Nic Horn from Komatipoort.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How exciting to have these two young people who are interested in art.  I met Nic at a market at his school.  He took one look at  “The River Runs Through” and there and then decided that he liked it.  He went off with his mom and later they came back.  He said that he would  buy it with his pocket money, but he really wanted this painting.  Here he has come to collect it.  My very youngest collector.
Then:
We had a Christmas market at our local Mall in December.  Things were pretty quiet as far as the art sales etc. were concerned, so there was plenty of time to chat to people.  Taeghan also aged 10 told me that she liked painting.  We had a little conversation and I said that if they were coming to the Mall again, I would like to see some of her work.  Imagine my delight when she arrived the next day.  She showed me this painting that she had just done.   I admired it, and was told that she had painted if for me.  Is that not special? I will treasure it.

Art exhibitions are not all about selling art.  The opportunity that one has to encourage youngsters is so important as both these cases indicate.
These two 10- year- olds  definitely have managed to creep into my heart.  I hope they go a long way in their love for art.

So at the start of this New Year, may I wish all art lovers an inspiring year.
May you find a piece that warms your heart;  that you can live with and love for a long time.  A painting is only as good as the emotion that it awakes in a person.   Happy New Year.!

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Reflections News May

Reflections News May

An Invitation to Uplands Festival Opening
Friday night 27th May 2016 at 6pm. RSVP please

Join us for a glass of wine and some good art.
Below are a few examples of my new work.

#3901. Fruits of our labours. #3901. 92x61x4cm. Acrylic on canvas.
Fruits of our Labours #3901.Acrylic on canvas
92x61x4cm. R3500

 

Are you a REAL artist? Luann Udell:

It all boils down to this: I may not like you and I may not like your art. I may not like your medium,or your style. You may feel that you are successful or you may feel that you are not doing it right.

If you are doing your best to make your art,
If you have something to say with your art, even if it is only, “Look what I made!”
If you have a vision of the world and you share that.
If your work connects emotionally, spiritually, metaphysically with others, even with only ONE person, (notice I did not say physically, unless your medium is glue,)
If you strive, as you can, to make it better, to improve your skills, your marketing, your relationships with your audience. If all you do is make the world a better place, even for one person,
You and your art have a place in the world.
Then you are a ‘good enough’ artist for me.


#3878/9 Over Poppylation. Acrylic. 65x63cm each. R2200each
Over Population 1&2. Dyptych Acrylic 65x65cm each.

These can be either displayed as a Diptych or singly..
Poppies brighten up any day.


Forest-falls acrylic painting. #3899. R850. 30x45cm
Forest Falls. #3899. Acrylic on canvas. 30x45cm. R850

Two's Company. # 3893. oil on canvas

Two’s Company: #3893. Acrylic on canvas.

60x45cm. A scene I came across near Barberton.
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Saint Cloud has found a new home with a special friend.

Saint Cloud
Saint Cloud.
Acrylic on canvas.
SOLD

This is a really short News Letter as I know that there is so much to read on the PC. Uplands is our BIG EVENT of the year and I would very much appreciate it if you would pop in and browse. Of course if you live far away from White River,there is always the website to browse. www.lizmcqueensart.com or www. liz-mcqueen.pixels.com.
Thank you for being such special people and for supporting me.
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Lizz’s Bizz. Murphy and all that

Once again Mr Murphy has had the last word. I was just getting my website sorted out and finding out how to copy and paste things all over the place when my renewal for my hosting became necessary.
With our horrendous exchange rate of R16+ to the dollar, it was just too pricey to continue with an American host for my site.

Fortunately, one can transfer your hosting and I did so, to a South African site which was much cheaper. BUT…and this is where Murphy stepped in again. The back up which my computer lady did for my site, disappeared into the ether. It had never happened to her before.

Well, now about 10 days later, I am a little sadder and wiser. I am learning all over again how to download, label and allocate my photos. I need to get my paintings ‘out there’, but it is becoming a huge task.

Still don’t know what Widgets are and how to use them. Do I need this at 76? Yes, I am heading for 104 so I guess I have time to learn. I so admire people like Georgie Moon who just publish daily and find all sort of interesting people and blogs to follow.

I think I will stick to painting. It’s what I do,and as I only started at 60, I have a lot to catch up on. This is close to where I live. Would you not also want to paint it?

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Just Bushveld. #3712. Oil. 150x60cm. R5800

Check out more paintings on my almost sorted out website:
http://lizmcqueensart.com

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