Portrait

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting
Portrait of Andrew Oil, 24" x 36"

Portrait of Andrew
Oil, 24″ x 36″

This portrait of my son Andrew was exhibited at the Victorian Artists Society in Melbourne, Australia in November 2014 in the “Artist of the Year Awards”. I won the Gordon Moffat Award which is accumulated from the most votes from the other artists in the exhibition.

The Tesbih Traders – Istanbul

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting

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There was an article in The Age newspaper (Melbourne) Travel section just before we went to Turkey. It had a story about The Old Book Bazaar in Istanbul. When we were there,clutching the article, we went in search of what sounded a very intriguing place. Toward the end of the days’ adventures, we stumbled upon it, next to the Grand Bazaar, a tiny sign leading us up some stairs to The Old Book Bazaar. We found the stall where the photo had been taken and gave the article to the shopkeeper, he was delighted. Whilst wandering around we found a passage that led us to a courtyard beside a mosque. Here men were trading Tesbih beads (prayer beads). I caught this scene on my camera and have changed the lighting for the painting, making the man in the centre the focal point.

Inspiration from Istanbul, Turkey

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting
Study of a Man, Old Book Bazaar, Istanbul

Study of a Man, Old Book Bazaar, Istanbul

This was done from one of my photos from a recent trip to Turkey. I just loved the glow of his shirt in the sunlight.

Realistic Oil

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting
"Peter" - Oil

“Peter” – Oil

I really enjoyed doing this oil painting of my husband.  I was aiming to make it very realistic.  This work won a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the Winter Show at The Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne.

Some Drawings from my recent Exhibition – “There 2B Drawn”

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching

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These sketches are all inspired from the Friday Painters Group at the Victorian Artists Society studio.  I have used a range of pencils from 7H up to an 8B, layering to achieve various grey tones through to black.

 

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There 2B Drawn Exhibition Opening – Wednesday 2nd April, 2014

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions, Sketching

GetAttachment-2.aspx GetAttachment-3.aspx GetAttachment-4.aspx GetAttachment-5.aspx GetAttachment.aspxA fabulous evening with 170 attendees and 53 works hung on the walls, 22 of which were sold on the night!  Very happy with the response and support from all, thank you.  A total of 26 artworks sold from the exhibition and 4 commissions!

Cheers Gwendoline Krumins

 

 

EXHIBITION INVITATION

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions, Sketching
WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE IF YOU'RE IN MELBOURNE!

WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE IF YOU’RE IN MELBOURNE!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          There will be 53 drawings in this Exhibition!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 17th.  Please introduce yourself to me!!

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona – Oil 24 x 36 in

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Uncategorized

This oil is being exhibited at the Victorian Artists Society, 430  Albert Street, East Melbourne in the Artist of the Year Awards until December 10th, 2013
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Two hour oil sketch

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Oil Painting
Oil 2 hour sketch 16x20

Oil
2 hour sketch
16×20

This two hour oil sketch was demonstrated at the Victorian Artists Society’s Portrait Week Opening Night 2013.  Ray Wilson kindly accepted my invitation for him to sit for this quick study.  I had all sorts of problems before I began. As the spotlight was too bright to shine on anyone,  I abandoned it and had to make do with overhead lighting which didn’t create any sort of  shadow.  For a quick sketch, it is so much easier to paint a portrait if there is a source of light coming from one direction and some of the detail can be obscured within it.  The pattern of shadow automatically gives a likeness without having to paint in any features.  In this case, I concentrated on painting the subtle planes on the face before I started to finish the features.

Solo Exhibition coming up in April, 2014 !!!!

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Sketching
Graphite A detail of a sketch of "The Hairdresser"

Graphite        “A detail from a sketch of “The Hairdresser”.    From April 2nd – 8th, 2014, I’ll be exhibiting at the Victorian Artists Society Galleries, 40 or so sketches, using graphite, ink, coloured pencil and charcoal.  I thought I’d tease you all with little pieces of my work.  You’ll have to wait to see the full image next year!!  Keep posted!! –