New arrival!! The iconic, limited edition lithograph "The Bridge In Curve" (1930) by pioneering Australian Modernist, Grace Cossington Smith AO OBE (1892-1984).
Cossington Smith is one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th century painters. An important early exponent of modernism in Australia, her work formed part of the first significant wave of Australian responses to European post-impressionism. A brilliant colourist, she drew her subject matter from the familiar surroundings of her home and her experience of Sydney city life, which she transformed into vibrant images of light-infused colour.
In the 1920s Cossington Smith painted a dynamic series of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in construction, including the masterpiece The curve of the bridge, 1928-29. She developed a highly individual technique, utilising rhythmic broken brushwork in unmixed, high-keyed colour. In 1926 Cossington Smith had joined Thea Proctor, Ralph Balson, Grace Crowley, Roland Wakelin and other modernist artists in the Contemporary Group, with whom she exhibited for many years. A first solo exhibition at Grosvenor Galleries in Sydney in 1928 confirmed her reputation as a skilful and poetic colourist, and she continued to exhibit at the Macquarie Galleries from 1932 until 1971. In 1973 she was awarded an Order of the British Empire and had a major retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
This stunning lithograph was the only one authorised by Smith herself in her lifetime. It was produced by the National Gallery of Victoria in a limited run of only 850. This significant piece of Australian history is now available at Belle Epoque!! 😍👌
Print and plate.
For our end of year Graduation Show in December I’m planning to show my etchings together with the large copper plates. I think the plates are too beautiful to put away in a drawer. My site specific series is almost finished. #largeetching#copperplate#landscapeart #beautiful
Chimney Ridge. This #aeriallandscape took well over 300 hours to stitch, involved thousands of French knots, and used so many skeins of thread I lost count in the end. It was an incredible process from start to finish and I'm so happy to share this one now. Pattern and #stitchesbymeg
Anything is possible with a little passion and a lot of work. Just when you think you can’t, try. —
I am so thrilled at how this painting came out it’s unlike anything I’ve done and I’ve learned that with more patience I can create better works of art. I am constantly doubting myself or believing my abilities aren’t good enough or “as good”.
I’m learning to appreciate what I create.
With that said, this is “Whiteface.”
Acrylic on canvas
Different (late night) indoor lightings which is why it’s a bit yellow.
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Abbys portrait is complete. Acrylic on canvas 11x14 inches. For a commission painting like this one send me a DM.
I guess it’s a blue/gray kind of week. Today is for visiting new galleries that would like to see the work in person and continuing to work hard to finish the big workload for my upcoming exhibit. Did you know that I have an Online Classroom with tutorials for how to paint in my style? I teach the background wash techniques, how to paint tiny trees and how to make pendants. Anyone who signs up and pays just once gets lifetime access to all the videos including any new ones! I’ll be posting two new tutorials next week!
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“Before I Knew” || A reflection in a calm lake. Laying low today and getting grounded. Very tired, run down, moving slowly to feel what’s going on inside.
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“Light Against the Current” || 5x7, watercolor with white gouache. I’m inspired by #gretathunberg ’s journey across the Atlantic on a sailboat right now. As a most awe-inspiring climate activist she opted to boycott aviation and get across the world in the old school way. When I watch her speak, I always cry. She experiences our climate emergency directly as she speaks. In her heart she is directly in touch with the devastation and transmits a spiritual lesson through her speeches, it’s what I believe sets her apart. Thank you, Greta.