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Self Compassion, Blue Study

Description : This self study takes my artwork 'Self Compassion' one step further. I started by drawing a self portrait with two hands simulataneously; with pastel in the left hand and charcoal in the right. I then applied a layer of blue watercolour. In 'Self Compassion' I wanted to connect with myself without thought or analysis. The blue layer took that further, highlighting elements that I saw. It surprised me how soft and warm the result was, despite using blue and how I can see my personality in the painting.

NRN # : 000-37019-0179-01

DIMENSIONS : (Height - 25.40 cm X Width - 20.32 cm )

Medium on Base : Mixed Media on Paper

Genre : Portrait

Status : Not Currently for Sale Online

On Display At : Shown at The Linden Postcard Show 2019

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Copyright : © Carin Lavery

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Not Currently for Sale Online

Welcome to my artwork

I'm a visual artist, specialising in watercolour; I also work in charcoal and pastel and write poetry.  

I started painting in England where I grew up and now live in Melbourne Australia; however my subject and client-base is international.  

I love watercolour!  To me, the subtlety and drama of watercolour, its beauty and depth captures the world we live in like no other medium.

I believe that, just as we have character, so do trees, clouds and the earth.  A tree can be strong, willowy or majestic; clouds can be threatening, soft or peaceful. Watercolour is so vibrant that it can catch these nuances.  

My paintings are free-flowing whereas my poems are sharp, quick and intense - whether full of laughter or pain. 

I feel very privileged to be able to connect with you in this way.  Thank you for looking at my work, I hope it gives you joy and feeling.  

Exhibitions
2019
Knowx Art Show
2018
None, due to family reasons
2017
Art in Tune Exhibition
Collins Street Baptist Church 'Salt of The Earth' Exhibition
2016
Albert Park College Art Show

Linden Gallery Postcard Exhibition
Bayside Art Exhibition
Collins Street Baptist Church 'Fire and Life' Exhibition
Contemporary Art Society Annual Exhibition
Contemporary Art Society Contemporary By Nature Exhibition
Decoy Cafe in Exhibition Street, Melbourne (February)
Decoy Cafe in Exhibition Street, Melbourne (May)
Contemporary Art Society A4 Exhibition
2015 
Contemporary Art Society A4 Exhibition

Contemporary Art Society Burnley Harbour Exhibition
Linden Gallery Postcard Exhibition
Collins Street Baptist Church 'The Good Earth' Exhibition
Level 8 Gallery

No Awards Available