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Recent Journeys to Suppliers

Recent Journeys to Suppliers

Some fabulous discoveries from the last few weeks:

Fiona Small

Artist – Interior Designer – Colour Specialist

Sienna Design

 

New Paintings For Sale

New Paintings For Sale

Revisiting an earlier style of painting, but incorporating every tasty, relevant knowledge I have learnt since.

It is a looser style, which I am enjoying.  Always conscious of sound preparation of the surface and background, so it is always ready for whatever the next layer reveals.  Loving this process. The art often lies in knowing when to stop. 

‘Within‘ 1200×1200 on ply box boardClose up

‘Leo’s Dance of the Mind’. 1200×1200 on ply box board

Close up

 

“A picture lives on many different levels at once. It is an interpenetration of planes of reality. It cannot be analysed or anatomised into single levels, because one level can only be understood in the light of others. The reality or interior life of the picture can only be realised as a total experience”

– Cecil Collins

Textures

Textures

Textures: create elements of interest by mixing it up.

 

 

Replenish Renewel Refresh

Replenish Renewel Refresh

Bring the inside out and the outside in – it is time for spring – replenish, renewal and refresh. New fabric from JAB and Salvador, Katie Stratton’s wallpaper, velvet cushions from Mulberi Home, and my favourite Balinese sculpture from JillyJamPots are a few ways to connect our interiors to the outside with a visual flow.

 

 

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

Elegant Sensuality – Balance and Spirituality

The deep fuchsia under the lily pads, the violet lotus flowers, and the blush pinks were creating magic amongst the greens in The Winter Gardens at the Domain in Auckland last month.  While the velvet cushions evoke an elegant sensuality, the green and purple of the Zebra plant bring balance and spirituality to any space.  In perfect synchronicity the Philodendron has just flowered, and is looking divine.  Don’t be afraid of adding these colours to your settings, as they bring a sense of heavenly playfulness.


Embracing The Blues

Embracing The Blues

Blue is such an uplifting colour.  It goes with just about everything.  Inspiration is everywhere –  from the fabulous winter blue sky days; Timothy Oulton’s Noble Souls indigo dyed linen; this gorgeous Pierre Frey fabric; glossy textured subway tiles from The Tile People, to the layers of blue inks in my latest painting ‘When All You Can Hear Is What You Can See’.

After many layers of shellac inks and acrylics the depth is magic.  ‘When All You Hear Is What You See‘ is ready for sale. 1200x1200mm on Ply Box Board.  SOLD

Opening of The Pacific Gardens Display Suite

Opening of The Pacific Gardens Display Suite

The opening of the display suite for Pacific Gardens in Manukau was on Wednesday. What a success – well done Changda team.  Proud to see Sienna Design’s Interior Design and Exterior Colour Schemes.  I will keep you updated as Stage 1 progresses.