Friday 23 December 2011
Friday 16 December 2011
Saturday 10 December 2011
Saturday 3 December 2011
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Tuesday 8 November 2011
Friday 21 October 2011
Wednesday 19 October 2011
This painting is a favourite of mine. The tactile quality of the massive rocks called for a different way of working with paint. Heavier impasto paint, layered and incised, glazes of colours and texture all contribute to the expression of monumentality and permanence.
Tuesday 18 October 2011
Friday 21 st. October from 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Saturday 22 nd. October from 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sunday 23 rd. October from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
Saturday 15 October 2011
Monday 10 October 2011
|Kalinga Trees - detail|
|The Field - detail|
*The images above are details of paintings that will be on show this coming weekend at the Woodford Biennial Art Exhibition.
Monday 26 September 2011
Monday 19 September 2011
Monday 12 September 2011
to the minute. The self portrait, October by Natasha Bieniek is the size of a matchbox - evidence that bigger is not always better.
An unusual mix of watercolour, gouache, acrylic and ink was used on a large canvas for a portrait entitled Mother (a portrait of Cate) by Del Kathryn Barton a previous prize winner.
This video clip of the Exhibition shows some of the work being readied for judging. It gives both an idea of scale as well as an interview with the winning artist. Quilty’s portrait of Margaret Olley shows wonderful handling of very thick oil paint – he says so much with so few absolutely perfectly placed paint-laden strokes. Parts of the face remain bare canvas - there’s no fiddling with paint here – just bold, dramatic application, so thick in parts you feel that it’s going to fall off the canvas. It’s a worthy winner and a wonderful homage to Olley who died in July 2011.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
|Flowers in a bucket - oil on canvas Carol Lee Beckx © 2011|
Gradually life returned to normal. I found my way around the city and made new friends. I love having wonderful art galleries in the city to visit. Moving into my own home a couple of months ago reunited me with my belongings and I was able to start teaching. I love the interaction with those in my art groups and it’s rewarding to see their progress after just a few short weeks.
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Tuesday 9 August 2011
There is an album showing the process of Blue vase with Poppies on my Facebook Page.
Blue vase with Poppies – oil on canvas 600mm x 600mm
© 2011 Carol Lee Beckx
Monday 1 August 2011
And in a similar vein, this time I can give it the correct accreditation Edward De Bono said:
This is good advice that I intend to follow – paint first then check email and Facebook!
Friday 15 July 2011
|Sinister Pools Triptych - oil on canvas |
Carol Lee Beckx ©2010
The triptych is a gentler version of the scene. I was not up at dawn to photograph the river and I haven’t battled with elusive trout. The day I was there it was sunny and clear. In the distance, the mountains were a soft lilac contrasting with the sharp green of the fields.
For a closer look at Sinister Pools try this link to Google Earth latitude -29.7755769503, longitude =29.4647043761
Sinister Pools is currently on view at Red Hill Gallery , 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill Brisbane QLD 4059
Saturday 2 July 2011
Wednesday 15 June 2011
At last I have emptied the last box and removed the packaging from the paintings that travelled with me from South Africa. This weekend saw the end of a journey that started in April 2008 when I decided to move to Australia. I am settled in my own home and my studio is organised. I look forward to many happy hours of painting and teaching here.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
|Chandeliers at Madame Tojo's Pen & ink in Moleskin sketchbook|
|Tea at Madame Tojo's - Pen & ink in Moleskin Sketchbook|
I was able sit for some time, undisturbed, drinking my tea and drawing.