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Saturday, December 12, 2009

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS...........

A very Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all who follow my blog ..A big hug to everyone who has left comments and helped to make this little blog O mine fun to create ..may you all have a safe and happy festive season ..

*****cheers till 2010*****






Thursday, December 10, 2009

T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS ...I have just finished painting this last teddy artwork for 2009..It is of a hug of bears waiting patiently for Christmas Day..the bears are sitting on a book 'The Night Before Christmas' and if you look closely you can see the little mouse that I have painted on the binding ..A fun piece that was lovely to create at this time of the year..
SORRY SOLD



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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

DECK THE HALLS .......tralala..laaaaa


I have just finished putting up the Christmas decorations and sent out cards..the ham and turkey are on order and we are all looking forward to a fantastic Christmas with family and friends ..just a few more brush strokes to be done before I hang them up until 2010 !

Friday, December 4, 2009

TEDDY ALBUM


This beautiful quality scrapbook album is available . It is an original handpainted artwork
kkaras@bigpond.net.au
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BEAUTIFUL BOY

I have just finished painting this handsome horse for my customer who is passionate about her horses and teddy bears..it was certainly a joy to paint this beautiful boy...
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

THE TERRACES KIAMA

I painted these 2 little watercolours of the Terrace Houses at Kiama for my friend Graeme's birthday last weekend . Graeme and his lovely wife Cheryl have been our friends for many years and own the antique shop in the painting. The Terraces are a row of old houses originally owned by the blue stone quarry miners and have been preserved and turned into quaint little shops. I love visiting this beautiful seaside town with its old world charm , beautiful harbour and stunning views ..
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TEDDY GIRL

I designed this one for the Teddy Shed in Adelaide
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Monday, November 30, 2009

PANDAMONIUM




I painted this lovely Panda and bear painting some years ago and am posting the picture to welcome the 2 Panda's who have just arrived at the Adelaide zoo all the way from China ..I hope that they enjoy their new home and I sincerely hope that I will get down that way to see them some day ! I'll be taking my sketch pad...

' Holly'

Holly has now sold and will be on her way to her new home soon..

HELLO SAILOR !

A nice little watercolour that I painted in 07 as a promotion for the Teddy Shed in South Australia
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

UNIQUE ANTIQUE ..sorry sold

HOLLY







I was inspired to call this painting Holly as the beautiful antique frame features a holly design ..look carefully and you will see a Christmas tree in the window of the cottage !

Friday, November 27, 2009

UNIQUE ANTIQUE











I have just completed painting this unique piece . It is an old metal hatbox and looks great with old bears painted all around the outside of the lid..A busy week with lots to get done before Christmas ..what happened to this year ?..looking forward to next year ...an even year with good vibes !

Thursday, November 26, 2009

DOUBLE CLICK THE PHOTO TO ENLARGE...for enquires please contact Kathy kkaras@bigpond.net.au

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PET PORTRAIT

WOOF ! my latest pet portrait..Of all the subjects that I paint I would have to say that I have a real affinity with the canine world ..Just love painting dogs and animals of all kind..large or small..I painted these 3 little dogs from photos..Perhaps you would like a portrait of your pet ..prices start from $250 for A4 size up to $800 for a very large 1 metre size..painted in oil on quality gallery wrapped ready to hang canvas..
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

LAKE VIEW

I painted this watercolour from a photo that I took while at Lake Conjola. It is a pretty spot and popular with holiday makers...
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Friday, November 20, 2009

COMO

The Plein Air Girls went to Como on the Georges River last week for a morning's painting ..It is a very nice spot just south of Sydney and quite enjoyable to paint ..even though it was an overcast day the light was perfect. I painted this quick study in watercolour ..fast becoming my preferred plein air medium. I might do another in oil from this in my studio ..then again I might just leave it as is and remember it as a pleasant morning spent with friends ..
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Sunday, November 15, 2009

UNIQUE ANTIQUE


I have just finished painting the artwork onto this antique box..It is such an unusual piece , made from either Kauri or huon pine , it features this beautiful Edwardian pattern on the top...I tried out something different to paint the design onto the front of the box ..I have done it in sepia tones with a touch of off white and have created the fur on the bears using a scratch art technique..incredibly effective and such fun to do ..
Had a lovely night at the opening of the Kiama Art Society Annual exhibition on Friday night .The standard is very high this year ..Congratulations to my friend Judith for winning prizes for 2 of her beautiful watercolour paintings and also congratulations to my friend Salwa for winning a prize for her lovely oil painting ..the exhibition continues for 2 weeks , held at the Kiama Leagues Club..
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Monday, November 9, 2009

ANTIQUE HATBOX




As Christmas fast approaches I like to paint more of my teddy art for my bear friends who collect my work at this time of the year..This is a lovely antique hatbox just finished..you are all the first to see my new design..hope you like it . I totally enjoyed painting the face on the doll and might think about painting some doll paintings soon ... :-) you are welcome to contact me regarding this piece kkaras@bigpond.net.au or simply leave a comment if you wish ..

Friday, November 6, 2009