Friday, August 21, 2009


Hi everyone,

I have been busy trying to look for houses to rent this week. Alex and I are moving, which I can't wait for. I hate the area we are in now, and I want to be closer to my family. We have put a couple of applications in, so fingers crossed we will get one. I hate house hunting, so I just want it to be easy. I have a really good feeling we have found the one though.

In between calling around and viewing houses I have been doing a little bit of art. I am trying out a new style that Julie-ann from Heavenly Art has been kind enough to show us. I love her art and thought I would give it a go.

Here are some progress pics -

I am having heaps of fun with this one, and can't wait to do more. Thank you so much Julie-ann for sharing this technique with us. You are truly a wonderful person.


Annette Q said...

This is really beautiful Michelle, the colours really jump out an dI like her thinking pose. I must try working on a black background :-)

Jennifer Rose said...

good luck with the house hunting. :)

I actually like the first picture, very gothic looking :)

WingingIt said...

i love every stage of this piece...thanks for sharing the process...

Nicola said...

Oh wow this pose is very striking! I've never used a black background before. The colours you have chosen really make her pop out, wonderful work!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I really love these, Michelle. Especially the first one because it reminds me of one of my daughters. :)


Serena said...

She's lovely, Michelle! I really like the colour choices....the blue and orange compliment each other beautifully. I must check out Julie-ann's site....thanks for the link.

I hope you and Alex get the house too. It will be great to have you living closer to us again.

Mum xo

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Michelle,
Oh wow, I must go check out what you're talking about.
Well done.
Good luck with the house hunting.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Oh Michelle, she is beautiful and what an honor to paint the same way. You have certainly got your very own and very beautiful loving gift. Love the colours also, blue and orange are such a perfect combination.
The shadowing you have painted on her face is so perfect. She is dreamy.
Thank you so much for sharing your art with me. You have made my day, thank you!

Anonymous said...

All the best in your move, hope you get the perfect house for you!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Good luck with the house hunting. This looks lovely.

Sonny said...

Good luck on finding a new place. I love house/apartment hunting..even if some of it is only "dreams". :D

And I always love your artwork..whatever you do. You are so inspiring and I hope to be as good as you some day with my own. Seriously.

Have a good weekend. :)

sandybau said...

Your girls are beautiful! See mine at
Good luck!

Linda Fleming said...

I hope you find the perfect house, with a sunny room to use as your studio.

Love your new painting!

Julie said...

Oh Michelle...Lovely! xx

Sistermoon said...

Hello from Spain!!
You painting lovely!!
I take you for link in my blog, ok??