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




Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions, Sketching

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







2011 Bargain Sale at the Victorian Artists Society

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions

An auction will take place at the Victorian Artists Society at 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne at 6.30pm on Monday, 21st February.  It’s great fun and you’ll get some fabulous bargains.  All works are unframed and are reasonably priced, starting from $100.  The above little picture will be there with a starting price of $145 !!  Be there to bid !!

Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions

Just heard that I have been awarded a commendation at the MSWPS Exhibition judged by the director of the Benalla Art Gallery for this oil painting of my niece.           

Venue:- Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Glen Eira Road, Glen Eira (near Hawthorn Road), Melbourne Australia 

  Hope you can all get along to see  the show!   Exhibtion closes 31st October, 2010.

Rembrandt's House

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions
Stepping back in time during a recent visit to Rembrandt’s house was an exhilarating experience.
From the street, the house is a typical 17th century dutch terrace, with little green shutters on the outside of the windows and a green entrance door.
Rembrandt bought this house in 1639 when he was at the height of his fame, with many commissions and pupils. He was not a thrifty person, nor a businessman and accumulated alot of debts, hence he went bankrupt in 1656.

Everything of value in his house was sold at auction, including objects of rarity and art works. An inventory from the auction that has survived has allowed the house to be furnished again as it was in Rembrandts’ time.

Upstairs there is a near complete collection of Rembrandts etchings.

Rembrandt loved to collect objects of nature – seashells, corals, antlers, turtle shells, native implements such as spears, shields, a sword from a swordfish, stuffed animals, feathers and also a huge collection of plaster busts. All of these he drew and asked his pupils to draw things of nature, as he believed nature presented all that an artist needed to learn.

Something to note of interest: all of Rembrants sitters had the light fall over their left shoulder.

His studio is quite large and has a tall A frame easel. The canvas is stretched by cord stitched onto a wooden frame. Only a small amount of paint was prepared for the days’ painting, and was ground with linseed oil.

The etching press was simple with a weighty barrel and a wheel which could be operated by hand or foot. For the etching, Rembrandt used a separate room. A line pegged with sample etchings is strung across the ceiling.

There are some beautiful appointments throughout the house, marble fireplaces and an arch doorway, a collection of other artists’ paintings on the walls, as well as a couple of little original Rembrandts. The beds are like wardrobes. People of the 17th century were quite short, and they also slept sitting half upright, because they thought it was better for them medically.

Sometimes it’s good to revisit great master painters, even if you intend to reinvent it all!

Going back to the basics is always rewarding in ones work.

People Painting People weekend…

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions

Hi Everyone,

Dont forget to make your booking for the “People Painting People” weekend.   Saturday 22nd May and Sunday 23rd May, between 1.30pm – 5.30pm at The Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne.

Ring the VAS office ASAP to book on 9662 1484.   $35 for non members  /  $30 for members

I’ll be painting Marg Downey on the Saturday and Lorna Inman on the Sunday!  In total there will be 4 sitters and 16 artists painting in various mediums.   This weekend should NOT BE MISSED!!!!  It really is terrific.

See you there!!!     Gwendoline


Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions



BOOK NOW:  Seats limited      Telephone:  03  9662 1484  


People Painting People, 22 & 23 May, 2010 – Victorian Artists Society

Author: gwendoline  |  Category: Exhibitions

Portrait week at the Victorian Artists Society, 430 Albert Street, East Melbourne is coming soon.  Book early to ensure you get a place.

Two events:

18th May Opening Night – Nada Hunter Award:   Demonstrations by two leading artists, sitters to be drawn from the audience.  Portrait Exhibtion on for the Portrait Week (17-23 May). 

22nd – 23rd May Afternoon – People Painting People:    VAS Portrait Painters will be painting self-sponsored prominent men and women achievers.  3-4 painters per person and sitters will choose their own painting to keep.  I will be painting both days.

For bookings telephone:  9662 1484     DONT MISS OUT!!!