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Saturday, 27 June 2009

Hello! :)

Welcome to my new blog!! :) I'll be leaving my previous blog as it is, so If you want to visit there to see past artwork then you can find the link button in my sidebar!

So, to kickstart this new blog I thought I'd post my artworks from the AIR (Artist in Residence) Exhibition that I promised! The exhibition went really well, there were around 10 of us showing work and it we're all from different disciplines within the Universtity, so it was really fascinating to see it all together! I meant to take some pictures on the opening night, but I forgot my camera!!! o__O

It's quite a cold space to exhibit in, so to add a bit of warmth I painted gold leaves behind the frames, and I also made loads of paper flowers from vintage dictionary pages, with little chain drops. I nearly did myself a mischief trying to get everything done in time though!! I was still adding the finishing touches to the last piece on the morning of the exhibition!! I've never been the most organised person when it comes to time management... (I can just imagine my mum sporting her 'What an understatement!!' face as she reads this!!) But it all came together in the end! :D


'Pursuit of Happiness'

Gouache and Pencil






'The Wallflower'
Gouache and pencil





'The Illusionist'
Gouache and Pencil



'Do You Ever Wonder?'
Gouache and Pencil




'Sincerely'
Gouache and Pencil




'Once Bitten...'
Gouache and Pencil


(You can view larger versions of these on my
Portfolio...)

Three of the originals ('The Wallflower', ''Pursuit of happiness' and 'Do You Ever Wonder?') have sold to a really lovely art collector that I met whilst I was putting the work up, so that's great! :) The exhibition runs for most of the summer, so as soon as I get some good photos of the remaining available paintings, I'll be listing them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Have a lovely day! x

45 comments:

  1. Lovely new blog, lovely inspiring work, lovely!
    Will pop back often :)

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  2. I loved your previous blog and now I love this one!! Hugs

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  3. Oh Leanne, beautiful!!! Just so beautiful!! Amazing paintings and everything looks so nice, the frames, the flowers and leaves - if I lived in the UK, I would most definitely come and visit the exhibition! :)

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  4. OMG...TOTALLY LOVE YOUR WORK...Thanks so much for sharing it! Will be following u !! :)

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  5. Hi Leanne

    WOW..Your AIR work are just gorgeous,and i totaly love what you've done to the wall with some gold leaf.TFS good luck with your new blog.im now a follower of this blog.
    Hope your both well..and enjoying this welsh weather..maybe a tad to hot sometimes..lol but can't complain..chat soon hugs your welsh follower clare xx

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  6. I absolutly love your art so i´m here to continue following yoy.

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  7. Oh my totally exquisite!!!
    hugs
    kim x

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  8. I love these new pieces Leanne, they are so beautiful. I have the rubber stamp versions of some of your other work, and am really hoping that some of these become rubber stamps too. Have followed you here to continue being in awe of what you do, Judith x

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  9. Hi Leanne, congrats on such a succesful exhibition, I adore the frames and the wall doodling, as for the Paintings, not many words to describe, fantastic, unbelievalbe, just plain and simply gorgeous. Well well done.

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  10. What a beautiful exhibition!!! you must be as pleased as punch. I am loving you new blog layout.

    Katherine
    x

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  11. Absolutely Fabulous,I love them all my favourite is the Pursuit of happiness is gorgeous.
    Trish (-:

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  12. Your art is simply amazing! I was wondering if you'd be interested in submitting something for an Artist Zine I'm comming up with: jennytheartist.blogspot.com/2009/06/calling-all-artists.html
    Message me!

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  13. Leanne congratulations on the show. The new blog looks awesome.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  14. Hellooooo :D following here tooooo

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  15. Can you share what you love about Gouache? I see you use it very well with colored pencils? however I have never tried it I normally use colored pencil and acrylic I am curious please share your thoughts!! is it a smoother finish? etc.. :) lorraine

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  16. In 'Pursuit of Happiness'
    Gouache and Pencil

    What parts are Gouache? also what is the surface you painted on?

    Thanks so much I love your work and the soft tones.

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  17. Wow Leanne your designs are gorgeous, I hope you will happy with your new blogspot. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  18. Your exhibition looks wonderful! I really love the newspaper flowers. Congrats on your new blog, it's good to start anew sometimes.

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  19. Sorry, really love the vintage dictionary flowers!

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  20. Love your work and what you did to the exhibition space is fantastic
    Linbyx

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  21. Awesome work Leanne, the pictures look fantasic with the leaves and flowers. Love the new blog too. hugs Shelley XxX

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  22. I looove your work!
    You just received a blog award, come and get it on my blog,
    love
    Léo-Vinh

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  23. Love all the artwork, Leanne, so unique and fab! Love the frames you used aswell! Have a great week. Eva x

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  24. Oh Wow! your exhibition looks amazing and I love how you have decorated the wall too.

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  25. You are amazingly talented, Love the artist in residence exhibit!! The framing does justice to how precious your work really is!!!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful work!

    Love your blog as well :)

    Doreen

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  27. Those are gorgeous, I can see why they went right away.

    Cazzy x

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  29. simply stunning !!!! i love your work its so beautiful and the exhibition looked gorgeous, im not surprised you were selling pieces before it even opened !!! ... oh and OMG those paper flowers are to die for !!!! xxxx

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  30. Great new blog.. I am sure I will love the new one as much as the old one :)

    Smooches
    Steph

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  31. Oh! Wonderful work. Conglaturations for your exquisite blog! Vincent

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  32. Leanne, I have something for you in my blog, please come and take it :)

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  33. Your art is amazing. I have now linked to your new blog:)

    Hanne

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  34. Beautiful pieces! I love your work so much, those are gorgeous!!

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  35. Oh Wow! I have just found your blog Leanne, I thought your stamp collection was fab but your art work is breath taking, it's just stunning, I would decorate my whole house with these, absolutely fabulous. I shall keep popping back to see what you are up to.

    Take care

    Vicki x

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  36. You are so amazing! I love all the paintings, "Sincerely" is my pavorite.
    Adri

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  37. I didn't know you had moved or I would have helped you pack! ;o) So glad I came to visit! Will add your new blog to my links.

    LOVE your paintings! The frames are exquisite! Those paper roses are absolutely gorgeous! Your art always, always makes me smile Leanne! =D

    *Lori

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  38. I love your artwork. It is so serene. The ornate frames really set it off!

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  39. Oh my gosh I am in love with your world. I love your sweet girls and everything about the colors and compositions you create! So glad to have found your work. : )

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  40. Beautiful originality in your work. I like these very much :D
    Those frames are also a work of art!

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  41. Leanne,
    Your art work is wonderful and O' so sweet and uplifting.. I smiled through looking at your entire blog!
    Love how you laid out your work..
    I recieved a letter from the man you talked about.. ART ?.(Facebook). I did not sign up because I thought it was spam.
    I hope it is a wonderful place..! If you know more let me know.
    Hugs,Darlene xo

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  42. OMG Leanne
    I NEED that Dragonfly pendant...can you let me know if you can make another?
    Luv'n'Hugs
    Gayle x

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  43. Blogs are so informative where we get lots of information on any topic. Nice job keep it up!!
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