At Seabreeze Gallery it's all about creating beautiful things - paintings, artifacts for the home, jewellery, with a sprinkling of other interesting things.... whatever inspires and is enjoyed.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Chapter

It is a little sad, but I shall be finishing the blogs now ..... due to a change in circumstances. A move from the present home address is imminent, and I really don't know where I will be living. Also, a visit to the other side of Australia is in the pipeline for next month.

During the time of blogging - one year now, all the readers and those who have communicated via comments, have given me much enjoyment. Thankyou all, very much for your kind support and generosity of sharing..... ciao Alice :)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Winter Lilacs

The winter light throws strong contrasts on to nature, when the sun comes out after rain. I've tried to capture the mood of early winter, when the grasses are still dried out from summer, and not yet green from the rain. Oil on canvas 18" x 30".

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunflowers and Fruit

Oil on canvas over board 11" x 16".

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Boutique Jewellery 2

A Paris inspired necklace with a 4cm machined crystal drop, Eifell tower charm, tiny key and a gold crystal bead with chain, collected together on an antique gold art nouveau connector, hanging by what I call "dungeon chain". It's a brass textured chain that has become aged.

A total diversion - to play around with balance.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Guildford Cottage

A quaint sandstone cottage, still in use, in one of the oldest streets of guildford ..... the first settlement of Perth, by the river. Oil on canvas over board 16" x 20".

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Canterbury Bells

Oil on canvas over board 6.5" x 9".

Friday, April 1, 2011

'Edenside' in Spring

The title is the name on the gate of this semi rural, property. Set in the hills among other orchards, the wild almond trees across the fence line of this place, caught my eye, and very quickly, it became a favourite spot.

This is a very early piece, painted in the first year of the working art life. Oil on canvas over board 19.5" x 33".

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Corsage - Floral Art

For mothers' of the bride and groom, corsages of roses and alstromerias worked well, because of their long lasting, (without water) qualities, and also the range of beautiful colours available. These are traditional styles, quite small compared to the enormous shoulder flowers worn in the 60's.

Orchids also last well, and are the most popular.

These are Singapore orchids - in green and mauve.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Meadow Street

A winter street scene in the oldest suburb of the city - guildford. The house with two chimneys is one of the first pioneer brick homes. At the end, next to it, stands an old hotel. The tall trees are cape lilacs, showing orange berries, and ivy has grown almost to the top of one.
Ability with perspective has never been a strong point, but with this short distance, I could manage it well enough. Oil on canvas over board 24" x 36"- 61cm x 92cm.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunny Days

Very minimal style abstract ...... fun to do, due to the limited colour scheme and size of canvas.
Acrylic 8" x 9.5"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Poppies and Lemons

Poppies of all varieties are so inspiring. Their lightness and delicacy, coupled with intense colour are absolutely joy giving.
A favourite colour for the backgrounds of spring arrangements - " spring green " with yellow in it - then to tone down the brightness,..... a touch of pink. Oil on canvas over board 6" x 8".

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

High Wycombe Wetlands

This serene winter pond, bordered by huge pine trees, attracts heron, spoonbills and other water birds during the rainy season. In summer, it is totally dried up. Sometimes the glow of late afternoon sun, actually throws a pinkish light on the landscape, but I have exagerated it here. Oil on canvas over board 24" x 36".

Monday, March 14, 2011

Boutique Jewellery

The latest in a collection of brooches - or pins as they are also called, using floral cameos. Some are vintage - old unused stock, and others new, with an antique look. The settings are new, made from old stampings. They can be oxidised or treated to give an aged appearance.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sunflowers on Black

Another from the 'black background' period. Oil on canvas 6" x 8".

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pink Lady

This figurative painting is about the illusion and fantasy of our lives. Oil on board 7" x 8".