#randomactsofstilllife ...... the collection is growing! I'm excited about the energy that this giving campaign brings and it will be interesting to see who: *keeps it *pins it *post it *past it on Which would you do? #michellepujol
#randomactsofstilllife *keep it *pin it *post it *pass it on! Starting on November 25th till December 25th I'll be hitting the streets of Brisbane with my gifts of little still life paintings and tracking their journey with the hashtag #randomactsofstilllife We can all do with a little more giving and the positive effects that come from that. Stay tuned for more details.
Fresh from my paintbox: each stroke adds to the last, and much like the flowers I paint, grows over time..... I must be patient and allow each layer to rest, dry and develop in my mind before moving on to the next. #process#michellepujol
I'm very excited dropping of 6 of my still life oil paintings @thecollectivestore ... I'm hoping they make someone as happy as they've made me to paint them in their beautiful new homes! . . . #artistwish#australianartist
Fresh from my sketchbook: "a boys love for a dog, a dog's love for a boy" A quick ink drawing to practice my illustration. My son asked me for a drawing of himself and Chloe......children and animals can be quite tricky to capture, so it will take me a few takes to get this right....I hope he approves. #inktober#newwork
A surreal moment is taking a meandering walk and finding myself a quite spot amongst the brass animals listening to 1920's music, sipping American whiskey and writing poetry.......hmmmm my soul feels recharged @electricavenuejr and this would make a beautiful still life painting #creativelifehappylife#michellepujol
Fresh from my day: wouldn't this make a beautiful painting? The boldness of the red Waratah's and red tones of wood and terra cotta, even the small glimpse of a larger bright paintings focuses on warm browns. #creativelifehappylife#michellepujol I always feel so inspired by the fresh flower arrangements created by the volunteer flower ladies at my work...... what a perfect way to start a week, even if it is raining!
The finishing touches on this collection of work being picked up today. You can't go wrong with a thick hand made brown paper folder, bright ribbon 🎀 and a little still life. #brisbaneartist#michellepujol
Fresh from my rainy morning: making a pocket full of rainbow in my room to brighten up my creative Sunday and inspire me to paint. It's always so hard after late night functions, but my "Dahlia in glass"painting, these beautiful native flowers and a collection of colourful vases are making a statement. #creativelifehappylife#inspiration
"Little blue cat" Watercolour and ink By Michelle Pujol A quick little doodle before dinner so I can join the fun @illustrationfriday and get into the habit of trying to sketch and draw something new each week. This weeks theme is cats 🐱 #inkdrawing#penandink
Progress: something in itself that can be subjective..... to me progress was biting the bullet and re-starting this commission from scratch. The first 2 attempts seemed forced, clumsy and wrong...... especially when my masking fluid would not remove from the paper. Instead of forcing it into something it was not going to be I started again. Took my time, and allowed time between layers to completely dry. Progress is being proud to finally see it blossoming on its own. Progress is growing everyday as an artist as a creative life is a happy life! #brisbaneartist#australianartist ...
Fresh from my paintbox: progress on "turmeric in the morning" ......I love laying down the foundation washes of paint to get my next still life paintings started whilst I wait for other paintings to dry before they inch forward to completion. It makes me feel creatively productive on the most miserable of days. #michellepujol#stilllife
Fresh from my paintbox: Nasturtiums nasturtiums everywhere.......another little 4"x8" painting "nasturtiums in a glass" to go with the 6"x12" "nasturtiums and crystal" .......the little family of orange and blue paintings are flourishing just like the plant in my garden. #stilllifepainting#michellepujol
Working on my next little painting : "Nasturtiums in crystal" Need to let this one dry a little before I stuff it up but it's so close to the end, a few layers of glazed, touch up the shadows, the odd highlight some detail black lines and "hey presto" another one done. Sounds easy enough....lol #stilllifepainting#brisbaneartist This painting will be bound for @thecollectivestore along with a few others I'm finishing of on this long weekend.
What to do ......what to do?!?!? I need to submit only 2 paintings for a still life exhibition but I'm not sure which ones to choose 1: "inca Lily and gold" 2: "Orange nasturtiums in a blue glass vase" 3: "coffee shop Banksia " Need a bit of help on this one! Which would you like to see together? #stilllifepainting#michellepujol
Fresh from my paintbox: trying something new, using the image of the type of vase I would like to paint and nasturtiums, I've sketch out this little still life onto canvas. With a I'll figure it out as I go approach. I hope turns out how I imagined it to......here's to happy creative experiments! #stilllifepainting#brisbaneartist
Fresh from my paintbox: making progress! I love the strong lines and pattern emerging from the layers of paint. This little still life has such a tactile quality and I have not started on the glaze yet.....the thought makes me quite excited but I must be patient so I don't muck it up........Oh I love happy paint days! #stilllife#stilllifepainting
Fresh from my paintbox: sketching out my next still life ....."turmeric in the morning" . There's something about just a blue and white sketch even in paint that so appealing to me. But this is just the sketch before I build up the colours and layers. #michellepujol#dsfloral
Fresh from my paintbox: laying down a base sketch to work from in a new still life painting. The narrow watercolour inspired me to work a small cropped composition and canvas. Let's see how it comes out. #australianartist#brisbaneartist
Fresh from my day: finally breaking through the patterns and lines to create beautiful tactile banksia forms......it's been a bit of a challenge this one but it's finally looking like the image in my mind, even if I had to step away for a while to redefine my intentions. #michellepujol#nativeflowers
Sold @brunswickstreetgallery "Double Red Hibiscus in a glass" Oil on canvas 25.5cm x25.5cm By Michelle Pujol What fantastic news, I sold a work at "small works art" exhibition, at the Brunswick street gallery in Melbourne. I'm happy to send my creativity to have an adventure of its own and I'm sure the new owner will love it as much as I do. #australianartist#michellepujol
Late night progress......inking is the best part of the watercolour as I define the blots of pigment into the layered shapes of flowers. I love how this wedding bouquet is coming out and it gives me hope and confidence to do more in the future. #australianartist#michellepujol
Fresh from my day: using my public holiday to make progress on this very epic A3 water coloured self commission for some special friends and their first wedding anniversary (paper). It's been a dream since I starting running wedding functions almost 4 years ago to paint bridal bouquets in my dramatic still life illustrative style as so much goes into bridal flowers but they are easily forgotten after the event. There's still so many details to go in but I love how it's coming together. #australianartist#wip
Fresh from my day: what a beautiful ikebana display. I positioned it to capture its composition and reflected light if the corner.......... It makes me want to make my sculptural jewellery wreaths again. #michellepujol#australianartist
Today a little Instagram inspiration as I sought through a pile of pics and potential paintings to start my next watercolour. #michellepujol#inspiration .......what beautiful colours and textures! @katiemarxflowers with @get_repost ・・・ Banksias really do do it for me 😊
Fresh from a productive weekend: another "coffee shop banksia" emerges from its cool depths of slumber. ************ I love capturing the progress and process of my work, as with my jewellery a lot of it develops in the moment before settling into its form and making it beautiful with detail. #workinprogress#stilllifepainting
A nice little collection of A4 watercolour still lives are forming......With an Art Nouveau old world feel...... This is going towards a body of work I'm loosely calling " my year amongst the ladies: still life" ( a working title) #wip#michellepujol
A still and "Sweet William still life" .........today has been about waiting, only seems fit that it ends with me waiting for paint to dry before I pounce on this watercolour still life with ink, to finish it of. #wip#australianartist
Fresh from my day: inspired by the simplicity of foliage, popping red round chillies and the soft face of an embossed porcelain lion...... "where the lion is still" would make a beautiful watercolour still life. #creativelifehappylife#michellepujol
Michelle Pujol paintings on the move.......These 3 are prepped with hanging wire and ready to be bubble wrapped and boxed for Melbourne. They will be hanging @brunswickstreetgallery as part of their "small works art prize" exhibition opens 21 July to 16 August and all works are for sale. #michellepujol#australianartist
So excited to have my paintings chosen for the Lethbridge 10000 small works exhibition. They will be online and amongst some beautiful art work from the 10th July...... more details to follow. @lethbridgegallery #creativelifehappylife#stilllife
A nice little collection of mixed watercolour and oil paintings with threads of blues and oranges running through them. It's lovely to see my work coming together in little clusters of stories..... These 3 paintings are being put forward for an upcoming emerging art prize.....so wish them luck. #michellepujol#australianartist
The last of #wheremaymyartbe ......this Arum Lilly watercolour has a beautiful serendipitous tale .......made as a teachers gift after cleaver sleuthing. I discovered that my watercolour took pride of place not only as a favourite flower but as the flower used for a wedding bouquet. A beautiful connection Jenni! #michellepujol Thank you everyone for sending me your stories in the month of May for .
"Affectionately remembered" ..... I captured this little still life a few days ago. It's so simple but bold in colour and shapes and beautiful, with the notion of a lost friend remembered by flowers in a silver bowl...... it could be anyone.....and I can't wait to paint it! #wip#michellepujol
#wheremaymyartbe "Lisianthus, crystal and gold" Watercolour and ink Michelle Pujol This gifted painting now makes a beautiful still life of its own in a friends home. Thanks for the image @libbyroberton ......it looks stunning! #michellepujol
Fresh from the paintbox: the humble and awkward beginnings of a still life painting..... acrylic base coats painted to work out the shapes on the canvas and now the first layers of oil bring shape to the forms...... this "coffee shop banksia" #michellepujol#stilllife
#wheremaymyartbe This little " Ginger flower still life" was a secret Santa gift last year, for our pastry chef. It has found itself in pride of place amounts her dreams, books on her bedside (repurposed) table. Thanks Tanya @tanyanorcott it has a beautiful home. #michellepujol