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Shell paintings for the exhibition

“From the Forest to the Foreshore” exhibition is beginning on Saturday. (Check here for more information.) I thought you might like to see what I have painted for it. I created 2 paintings, both of scallop shell fragments. The first 2 photos are of the actual shells.

The set up of the scallop shells that I painted. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the scallop shells that I painted. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the second painting, scallop fragments. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The set up of the second painting, scallop fragments. (Photo copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

The next couple of photos show the finished paintings. (Sorry about the strange cropping of the works, but I am becoming much more aware of copyright issues. 😦 I am wondering whether showing only some of my painting may make it less desirable to copy.)

The finished painting (Photo  and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting (Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting (Photo  and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
The finished painting. There are more blue tones in this than is shown in the photo. (Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

And then making the decisions about frames. What do I like? What might a potential buyer like? What suits the paintings? The black card and the mount board helps to understand what it will look like by removing other visual distractions.

(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)
(Photo and art work copyright: Anne Lawson, 2013)

I was very happy with the framed paintings.

If you get to the exhibition, tell me what you think. I would love to know.

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“From the Forest to the Foreshore” Exhibition

I find it satisfying to have sequential blog posts, so that I can tell a narrative. I have been posting about my holiday through Victoria. But now I have to jump away from that story to start another.

I am a botanic artist. I am very pleased to be able to participate in an exhibition organised by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. The concept, “From the Forest to the Foreshore” was right up my street. So before I went away I was feverishly painting shells. 2 paintings needed to be finished in time to get them to the framers. All went well and today I dropped them off at the exhibition space. How exciting is that?

So, if you live in or near Melbourne, love paintings of shells, butterflies, birds and their nests, frogs, pinecones, ferns etc, etc, etc, then come along. The art work will be stunning! It starts on Saturday and goes until Sunday 13th October. All the details are on the flyer below.

…..If you do get to visit it, let me know what you think.