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It's been a fairly hectic past couple of weeks, but that seems to be par for the course in everyone's life these days!! For me it's been packing for India (34 degrees & 90% humidity...arrgh!) flying to Sydney to attend my dear friends art exhibition opening, keeping at bay the spurt of spring growth in the garden before going away, finishing off artwork gifts for our Rotarian hosts in India and then fitting in all the things in life we do to make life fun, exciting and fulfilling...

Last Wednesday I flew to Sydney for 24 hours to attend an art exhibition, "Listen to the Land" by Meg Sprouster and Barb Strand, at the Bondi Pavillon Gallery. For anyone in the Sydney region drop in and check out this fabulous exhibition. It runs until September 3rd.

The Bondi Pavillon Gallery is an iconic heritage listed building on the foreshore of Bondi Beach and is a beautiful setting for an art gallery with lots of visitors and locals there every day. Here's a link to the website that is advertising "Listen to the Land".

Have you ever been to Sydney's "Sculpture By The Sea"? Bondi Beach is the starting point and this year it's on from Oct 19th to Nov 5th. The walk is two kilometres from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach and showcases the most amazing array of eclectic artworks. If you keep walking just past Tamarama Beach you overlook Bronte Beach and a little further on is Coogee Beach. This is where our wonderful Australian impressionist artists, Tom Roberts, Charles Condor and Arthur Streeton painted together in 1888

I have seen paintings by Arthur Streeton and Charles Condor of the very scene like this one painted by Tom Roberts. It was quite a surreal feeling looking across the same scene these artists had been painting and standing on the spot 130 years later.

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Here's the last of the five birds I've painted for my Indian hosts as gifst. This being an Eastern Rosella Parrot. All are mounted in an Art frame-card and hopefully will be well received by their recipients. I've had Giclee Prints made of them and I am amazed at the true clarity of the original artwork. I'm finding it hard to differentiate between the original and the Giclee print.

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Just a quick explanation on "Giclee Printing for those who don't know what it means.

"The Giclée print method is used for producing edition prints from original artworks or photographs using modern wide format digital inkjet fine art printers. The word Giclée is a French language derivation referring to squirt or spray, thus "spraying of ink". The Giclée printing method delivers a fine stream of archive rated pigment ink on fine art papers and canvas, resulting in vivid, pure colour and exceptional detail most suitable for exhibition display and sale as high end fine art prints. It is also regarded as one of the most stable colour printing processes available today".


I'm off to finish packing!!! If I get a chance I'll drop in a post or two while I'm travelling, but if not I'll be back again for sure in October. Don't forget to share, like and subscribe to my blog if you enjoy the read .