Weekly Art Project: Week 23

It’s been a busy week but I am back on track and week 23 of my weekly art project (or week 8 for 2017) again celebrates gum blossoms. Look how glorious these orange blossoms are! A post shared by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Dec 19, 2016 at 4:11pm PST A post shared by Brenda… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 22

Continuing with a botanical theme, week 22 of my weekly art project (or week 7 for 2017) considers gum blossoms and a complementary colour combo of red, green and chartreuse. I hit a snag with the quilting. Don’t you hate it when this happens! The chartreuse centre is inset-pieced.  It’s kind of fiddly at the… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 21

Week 21 of my weekly art project (or week 6 for 2017) explores the spiky, curvilinear form of  the grevillea: For the stitching, I used zig zag to echo the texture of the central mass: View the Copa Abstractions collection from my weekly art project so far. I look forward to seeing YOUR weekly art… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 20

Playing catch up after a big week of exhibition administration for the Sydney Quilt Show, Art Quilt Australia 2017 and a matter of time… Here’s my artwork for week 20 of my weekly art project (or week 5 for 2017). From time to time, dolphins come into the bay and cruise the waves. I love… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 19

For Week 19 of my weekly art project, I celebrate the coastal phenomenon of the cool change – aka the Southerly Buster. Recently we have experienced temperatures consistently in the 30s with little overnight relief and wimpy ocean breezes.  The kind of conditions where the beach holds little appeal and instead you lie starfish-like in… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 18

I am back on land for Week 18 of my weekly art project. In the crossover zone between the edge of the water and the end of the dunes, you can see the tidelines and the patterns formed by accretions of sand and debris. A constant process of renewal and erasure. I am experimenting with… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 17

For Week 17 of my weekly art project, I continue underwater near the rockpool at the northern end of the beach at Copacabana. This time my focus is the lush seagrass.  I really wanted to capture the way it moves with the waves: A video posted by Brenda Gael Smith (@brendagaelsmith) on Jan 10, 2017… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 16

For Week 16 of my weekly art project, I go underwater. On Christmas Day I borrowed the Laundry King’s waterproof camera and took some photos of the kelp encrusted rocks while swimming at the northern end of Copacabana. I am no Jacques Cousteau – between short sightedness, foggy goggles and just trying to stay in… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 15

For Week 15 of my weekly art project, I turn my back on the ocean and look back to the dunes.  If the word “dune” conjures up visions of exposed sandhills, think again. Here at Copacabana, the dunes are stabilised by scraggly vegetation thanks in part to the community efforts of the Bush Care group… Read More →

Weekly Art Project: Week 14

For Week 14 of my self-guided weekly art project, and coinciding with the festive season, I decided to highlight one of the many norfolk pines (aka living Christmas trees) that form part of the view from my studio: Norfolk pines have a distinctive form with widely spaced branches and a symmetrical, triangular outline. A few… Read More →