I LOVE this quote and think that it probably applies to people too - when we tune out of 'device-land' and into that giant radio in the sky. I confess, I'm a bit obsessed with flowers. They call me to paint them. Seriously. "Big fat poppies" is a recurring theme in my practice, and one of 6 acrylic artworks that make up the square card collection. In choosing just a handful of images, things like colour balance, subject matter, composition and a complementary feel were all influencing factors. If you'd like to see more, please visit this link
The Trek is one of my earliest watercolour paintings. Just like the Mona Lisa (!) it's a lot smaller in real life than you might expect. I often think there's something comforting, even reassuring, about a large and stable posterior made from a series of simple strokes of paint. Available as an A4 print from: https://elizabethvercoe.com.au/collections/prints/products/print-the-trek
These rowdy Australian birds are just so full of Joy that it's impossible not to smile when you see them (even with your hands over your ears!). I really love watching animals and birds appear from my paintbrushes. Sometimes I don't quite know what will emerge. It's a lovely thing when eyes appear and a little bit of life is breathed onto the page. There's usually a moment where I step back and feel like saying 'hello' to the page - but I don't. I know, weird. Smile here
For nearly two decades, I lived with my family in a little slice of Victorian heaven called Kangaroo Ground - on the outskirts of Melbourne. Close enough to nick into town for a cafe latte and a bit of cultcha when the mood arose, but far enough away for the call of powerful owls to tug at the heartstrings, and the gush of the over-full Yarra River in winter to cause consternation. I never quite got used to the parched summers - it wasn't the snakes so much as the everpresent possibility of fire. Over the years I have...