Tuesday, 8 November 2016

November update

I have been a little quiet here lately. I had a fabulous trip to the UK in July, which I started to write about, including teaching a 5-day workshop in Bath and teaching at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester. I had another really enjoyable and varied trip to New York and Montreal in September/October. I'll add more on them later.

I have done a couple of interviews. Part of one has been published here: http://www.artistsnetwork.com/medium/watercolor/10-essential-watercolor-tips-jane-blundell

I have also done some sketches of course, some of which I have added to my Facebook Page Jane Blundell Artist, or to Instagram janeblundellart.

In between, we have bought a new house and sold the house we've been in for 12 years - the longest I have ever lived in one place. We are now in the process of repainting the new house, then moving. We are going little more that 3km away, still in Sydney, but it requires packing up our lives...again. In the process, we are trying to reduce the amount we own...

Once we move, my goal for 2017 is so get my online lessons onto a more accessible platform, add videos to my own YouTube channel and get my next book completed. Its working title is 'Working With Triads' and it will be a great companion book to The Ultimate Mixing Palette: a World of Colour.

I'll be enjoying the sunsets we'll see from the new house, which may well inspire some paintings :-)


6 comments:

  1. 3 km away?

    If I may ask, what was the motivation for the move? House too big? House too small? Better views?

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    1. Fair question :-) Smaller house on smaller land - much less to maintain. A home for the next couple of decades into our eventual 'empty nester stage'. But we love the area so didn't want to move far.

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  2. I hope you are enjoying Christmas in your new house! I'd love to see you on YouTube as I have been very "time poor" for artwork these last 18 months and can't fit the reading in. It's a good way to keep in touch with your new ideas on pigments and materials. "Working with Triads" would be a welcome addition to your publications. Best wishes for 2017.

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    1. Thank you Annee. We are making good progress on the new house and I have almost found all my art studio items, though a few are still in hiding in boxes.
      I'm looking forward to getting set up to make the videos. Once I do, I'll be notifying you here :-)

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  3. Thank you so much for the incredible work and sharing you've done on this site. I keep returning again and again. It's such a great help. Deep peace to you in the New Year.

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    1. Thank you Summa. Happy New Year to you too.

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