Belinda Lindhardt

Monday, October 27, 2008

October Virtual Sketch Date

This months virtual sketch date has been a gone AGAIN. I feel terribly bad that i didnt participate this month as one of my photos was chosen as the reference of the sketch date.

My lazyiness was resolved a bit by the fact that i had already sketched this pears from that reference a while ago, and the artwork sold not that long ago so i hope you all still love me :).
I think if i was to do this again it would be a totally different piece, but I wanted to post this artwork anyway for all those participating in the date.

I have to admit i have little thrill to see so many wonderful artists and pieces coming out of my little photo. Thereare so many different styles and works its fantastic.

Here is the link to the virtual sketch date blog, to see all the links for yourself :)

The links havent been posted as yet but i am sure they will be shortly.

Friday, October 24, 2008

2009 Belinda Lindhardt Artworks Calendar

Now there really are 101 other things i should have been doing with my morning other than compiling this, but i was thinking about Christmas and getting presents for family and friends and clients and basically trying to get organised.

The truth be told, as much as i would like to purchase one of these and give them out to everyone, i don't have 2cents to rub together at the moment so all gifts this year are going to be (if any at a bare minimum or handmade).

That doesn't mean other people cant buy their own gifts :) So if you like my artwork and want a calendar (or two) take a look at my 2009 Belinda Lindhardt Artworks calendar from RedBubble.

If you use the coupon code "friendsandfamily" in the checkout if you buy directly from them you recieve FREE shipping for the next week only.


Now, just so you know, buying of these wont make me rich, i will get a total of $4.00- from everysale but every little bit helps me buy more art materials :) oh and you know food and stuff.

Alternatively, if you wish to buy a couple of calendars and or greeting cards i can purchase them cost price and get them to you a bit cheaper contact me and we can work something out :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog Update 16th October 2008

For those of you who read my blog in HTML or a reader, i have just updated my blog template so go now in your browser and take a look, i now look at bit different :) Let me know what you think.

While i was updating I got rid of a bit of clutter i had down the right still will be working on this area over the next week or so, so bare with me.
I also need to have a look at my subscriptions and feedblitz as i don't think it is working correctly, everytime i go to do that it really does my head in and I end up giving up. My motto at the moment is to keep plugging away and i will get there in the end.

Also, I hope to post a video today on a cp work i am doing specifically on a new support i am trying, well i am going to have a go of doing a video whether i post or not depends on whether your lucky or not! :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Into the Light


Here is the first painting in a series that i seems to be experimenting with. This is "kind of a test case" for a much larger piece which i actually have almost finished. I am currently working on this series alongside some cp pieces that satisfy my need for detail and i will show you all soon.
I am loving just experimenting with the smooth kind of blending of colours and the thick contrasts globs of paint with a palette knife.
It's fun and open to everyone's own interpretation as to what it is :)

Above is also a new little logo i came up with recently. I will probably start applying it various places soon. The main purpose for it was that i never seem happy with the word "paintings" as my cp artworks often will not be considered paintings and i wanted to say a bit more than just my name. The other purpose is that i needed some for my new facebook page.

facebook
So, I have my personal facebook page, and now i also have art one - a bit like my blog but I guess its more just for posting photos rather than posting an entry and lets face it there is some people who just prefer facebook :) It cant hurt :) If your on facebook check out.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Belinda-Lindhardt-Artworks/38987132532

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Onwards


"Onwards" Oil on Canvas by Belinda Lindhardt


Yesterday i had the luxury of painting to a sunset, it was divine :) This piece isnt a copy or replication fo the sunset i watched, i had already started this one last week but it was just nice to be able to paint quietly with that kind of peace, a rareity in this household.

This past week i have had been quietly been becoming an artist again. I haven't had the luxury of it in the past few months, my energy levels have been zapped and i think i have just been using the time to build myself back together and gather myself again. This week tho I have been stealing little moments here and there, doing few sketches and visiting a few galleries and exhibitions its been great. I slowly feel like its coming back but in a new better and different way than before :)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Monet is coming to Sydney !!!

Monet's Garden by Belinda Lindhardt

One of my very good friends just sent me this link, for Monet and the Impressionists exhibition which is coming to Sydney!

Here is a quote from the NSW Art Gallery website:

"29 of the finest paintings by the master of impressionism, Claude Monet, will be accompanied by superlative paintings by his contemporaries including C├ęzanne, Manet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley."
Do you think i should go ? Ummm, let me think ..... YES !

I am very excited. I wont be able to get there for a few weeks, but I think we are going to have a girls day, one which we have been planning to get to for such a long time. I just cant wait !

If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know i am big fan of Monet, i actually recently watched the video of when i went to his garden and studio back when i was 18. I have also done a Monet inspired painting of my very own as per the above photo.

The exhibition is on at the Art Gallery of NSW check the link for further details:

11 October 2008 - 26 January 2009
http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/coming/monet