Buda supports my art

I am delighted to let you know the wonderful historic Buda at Castlemaine is now stocking my art works.

Thank you to Viv and the team for this support, I appreciate it.

Local flora and fauna art created by Sharon Greenaway

Current work in progress

My first piece that will have a giclee based image with hand colour from bought as well as rock pigments, as well as a touch of embroidery to create extra depth.

Sometimes adding something extra wrecks a piece, luckily I tried sewing on the bottom of the piece before realising it did not need it!

Still Life series

For several years I have been creating still life imagery from both native and exotic flora. Initially it was to do with my Imagining Mum series and the vases I had inherited from her.

It has since evolved to a love of painting with light and our natural world.

Each still life session needs planning as well as setting up the studio.

Yesterday was all about collecting flora from a friend and serendipitously getting lost thereby discovering a gorgeous red callistemon still in flower. The property owner kindly let me cut some.

After flower collecting it meant coming home and spending the next 6 hours setting up and shooting the still life imagery that I had in mind.

Today it is editing and I am pleased that I have a few images to use, having deleted at least half!

Later on I will scan some of these stunning flowers before attempting to dry them for future paper sculpture use or potpourri.

First large embroidery piece

As you may know I create small hand embroidered brooches that feature some of our local native flora.

Late last year I decided to expand my embroidery skills by tackling a largish piece, CUSP (from my Bendigo Suburban Flora range).

It has been an interesting time, as I learnt a few more stitches as well as how to undo mistakes!

Well at long last the piece is finished. I am not sure whether to frame it as a whole as the grevillea is a little strange, or to cut it into two or three pieces and frame them.

I would appreciate your feedback.

Here it is…

MAINLY TAKEN IN SITU THESE FLORAS ARE NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA AND MANY ARE NATIVE PARTICULARLY TO CENTRAL VICTORIA

Of Earth exhibition

I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen to exhibit in a current show at the old auction house in Kyneton.

Of Earth features work by three Artists’ response to the theme.

https://www.theoldauctionhouse.com

The Old Auction House is in the arts precinct, Mollison Street, Kyneton.

Of Earth wearable art by Sharon Greenaway

Lady bugs busy busy busy

Last year I found a ladybugs nest and this year I have found lots of them busy working away at keeping the sap sucking nasties in control on my rose.

Never seen so many in action before.

Busy few months

I have not posted here for some time and thought it best to keep my records up to date.

Last month was a busy time balancing fighting off a dose of the flu or cold or whatever that, like many people. knocked me out a bit, with the preparation of work for the annual Bendigo native plant show.

The show was a busy couple of days, so much so we forgot to photograph our site! It was wonderful meeting so many people and talking about the native flora of our region as well as how my work serves to highlight it. Plus I sold quite a bit of art which was lovely.

October sees me preparing for the Mandurang Valley Artist’s Trail where I am guest exhibitor at the Spring Gully General store. I have several works on paper, including hand coloured photographs, ready for display ( and sale) as well as wearable artworks…bump in is later on later.

Next month will include a stall at the popular annual Bendigo Zonta pre Christmas fair, an exhibition in Kyneton and the launch of a all female group show which I have been organising since April.

Plus giving another class in brooch thread colouring at BUDA Castlemaine!