Frustration: the feeling you get when your so close to finishing but your to sick to do so! So close to the end with this "Turmeric in the morning" oil painting..... but sneezing and coughing with this back to school cold my son gave me does not help for finishing details. I think I need a little turmeric of my own and bed to shake it. #artistlife#australianartist
#randomactsofstilllife continues! Using my morning before the first day of school to enjoy a nice cup of coffee, catch up with my boy and ink in a few more little #stilllife watercolours for my random act of still life. I'm working my way through the "70's to reveal soon.
Fresh from my paintbox: using this Monday public holiday to push forward with my painting. Plan out exhibitions proposals and ideas for upcoming competition and what work I would like to sell online. I know to well that the readjustment to work, school, family, house, health is exhausting but I'm sure after a couple of weeks I'll be back to the full juggle of the routine. In the mean time down time is paint time and this "Anthurium in a vase" grows closer to completion. #michellepujol#anthurium ...
Fresh from my paintbox: An Anthurium Thursday ....... waiting for paint to dry on some of my other paintings I start another little #stilllife conversion from watercolour #randomactsofstilllife to oil. This is number of 💯 and I'm finding the comparison of process between image to watercolour (mini) to oil small work interesting. There is an effortlessness in watercolour I enjoy as a photographic image becomes an illustrative art work with simplified lines and bold patches of colour. The oil then becomes layered with washes of glaze and dabbles of light to create depth... not real but stylised. I love ...
"Orchids in a glass jar" • Oil on canvas board • 5" x 7" • by Michelle Pujol I broke my own rule with this one, I revisited this painting after I had signed it to touch up. After it had had a few days on the shelf... the warm glow of the painting came through like a dim candle light out of site of the canvas, so added more of that glow to the flowers. #michellepujol#randomactsofstilllife
With only 25 more #randomactsofstilllife to paint it's now time for the next step of process turning the 100 watercolours into oil paintings..... which as you can see with my first #1 out 💯 , these "Orchids in glass jar " have a very different feel..... I will then paint them again A4 in watercolour
Fresh from my paintbox: making progress on my "Turmeric in the morning" oil painting ..... I can see that this one is going to take many layers and even the smallest detail or dash of colour will pull it closer to completion. Now I need to wait for this layer to dry. #michellepujol#stilllifepainting
#randomactsofstilllife the next three little paintings. My favourite in this collection is no 58, the shadows cast on the silver pot are stunning. Sometimes I think they are getting more complicated as I get closer to 100. Would you? #keepit or ? Creative credits for inspiration: own image: natives in lime and silver Pinterest : teapot of roses, unknown artist own image: eucalyptus gum in a mustard pot.
Almost ready for inking 18 more #randomactsofstilllife bringing the number to 75. Three quarters of the way there! Eek I can wait to print out the images and see them as a whole collection. This has been a fantastic experiment and documentation of what I like, what I'd like to paint and how I'd like to paint it. I'm so grateful for my own personal growth and I can already foresee at least 2 proposals for exhibitions out of this. Thank you for following along! #happyartistmovement
#randomactsofstilllife continues in 2019 with painting #55 Would you: or ? Simply leave a comment, tag a friend and follow my post to win one of these or the 100 mini painting I'm painting as a random act of still life. I would love to hear about your favourites or what you would do with a little painting. Inspiration credits go to: : Oriental lily ...
Fresh from my paintbox: reworking this "Nasturtiums and crystal " the whole painting was looking to dark. So I've started it again. Building up the layers much brighter and lighter this time before letting it dry to add the final glazed wash of shadows and then thin black detail lines. It's already looking much better. But now I must let it dry before I ruin it. #wip#nasturtium
Ready to be poly bagged and sent! The next 4 winners of my #randomactsofstilllife have chosen their prize and they will be posted today. Let me know if you would •keep it •pin it •post it Or •pass it on! Keep the comments up, tag a friend, share one of my posts and one of my 100 mini paintings could be yours it's as simple as that. Yay yay it's Friday and They are on their way ladies! 😀 @keweljewel @myhesketfarm @melinda_hunter @pen.harrison
• "Doubled and bunched: pink hibiscus" • Oil on canvas • 20cm x 30cm • by Michelle Pujol •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Rainy days aren't good for drying oil paint but I could not wait to take a few pics of the finished painting. #stilllifepainting#michellepujol
Black line details bring this still life together as I draw nearer to finishing this : • "Doubled and bunched: hibiscus in pink" • oil on canvas • 20cm x 30cm • by Michelle Pujol •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Adding to my shop soon! #michellepujol#oilpainting
A bang 💥 of #banksia before the end of 2018 #randomactsofstilllife ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Inspiration credit goes to: : bunch of Banksia : @katiemarxflowers : Coffee shop Banksia in red : own image ( flower arrangement by @microlotcoffeehouse ) : own image : coffee shop Banksia in gold (flower arrangement by @microlotcoffeehouse ) •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Thank you for the wonderful year and following my random acts of still life into 2019.
"Nasturtiums in a glass" 10cm x 20cm Oil on canvas By Michelle Pujol •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Just popped the finishing touches to this small wrap around gem. I love extending the image over the deep framed edge so the canvas can be hung with or without a frame. I'll be adding this one to my shop later this week and will keep you posted when I do. #michellepujol#australianartist
Finding inspiration through the millions of still life photo's I've taken over this year. 2018 has been wonderful for that! #inspiration#michellepujol This would make a beautiful still life painting but I'm not sure if it should be in watercolour or oil. So perhaps a addition to work out its highlights. I love how painting 100 mini paintings have become a sketching process where I test the idea out first.
Fresh from my paintbox: my next 3 #randomactsofstilllife and with new #winsornewton paints the colours seem mesmerising to me! ❤️💛💚💙💜 This also marks the halfway point of as I continue to document and give away my mini paintings as a random act of still life....everyone needs a little inspiration in their lives. • If you got one would you want to: •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Inspiration credit goes to: : Queens Ann lace in drop vase: own image : Flamboyant and gin: own image : pink Eucalyptus ...
So excited to be playing with new #winsorandnewton colours. They are so bright and beautiful I feel like a kid with a box of candy( having to unwrap each colour helps with that excitement) #creativelifehappylife
Trying out a quick styling shots, so I can add my painting to my @bigcartel shop for the new year.......plus it's very festive! #michellepujol#australianartists There will be original watercolours, oils and prints coming soon. Listings will be going up in batches and announced just before they do. www.michellepujol.bigcartel.com Follow the link in the profile! Thank you for all your ongoing support.
Wow ......these little watercolour seem to be getting more vivacious! The biggest gain about creating 100 works in a small window of time is noticing how I'm finding my style, and slotting into a good grove. #michellepujol#randomactsofstilllife • •••••••••••••••••••••• credit role for inspiration * : orchids in a bowl: @neimanmarcus : orange daisies in vases: @house_up_plus : pink hydrangea drop vase: Pinterest ( Romantic dream) : dbl red hibiscus in a glass : own image : ...
.....some of these little still life #paintings are surprising. #randomactsofstilllife This vivacious beauty pools the pigment into the shadows and pushes the darkest of paint to its edges leaving interesting lines. Some of that will be lost in the inking, so a quick pick will remind me of the effect. .......aaah can be so beautiful! •credit for inspiration: Australian flowers in orange, peach vases: @apartmenttherapy
Random acts of still life collection so far. 1 to 39 • #randomactsofstilllife#100paintings • I've been keeping a record of what's been painted and seeing the collection in full this far is quite exciting as most of these little gems have been given away already! Imagine what 100 would look like.... so exciting! •
Trying to find momentum in the heat and inking such small painting poses some new challenges as today is said to get to 38 Degrees. Perhaps that's why I like to paint cool tones?!? • Would you: keep it Pin it Post it Pass it on If you received a random act of still life? #michellepujol#randomactsofstilllife Inspiration credits: : purple flowers in bud vase: own image : Bell drop in amber vase: @goldfinchelson : Conifer waves : ...
......and the painting continues as another 3 little paintings are finished for my #randomactsofstilllife ..... my favourite being #30: pink poinsettia.....it's come out beautiful and I would love to see it bigger. • • The give away continues and will continue till I get to 100. Would you: Keep it Pin it Post it Pass it on? • Credit for inspiration goes to: :Inca Lily @goldfinchelson Lily on the mantle in blue: own image Pink Poinsettia @weddings_lesfleursandover
#31#32 just inked as still continues to grow even though my hand out plans have been rained out. Now that I'm on holiday (officially from tomorrow) I'll be able to spend the time chatting and explaining my work before I hand it out. I loved the personal conversations I had @brisstyle market last weekend. So keep posted for where I'll be and when the next week is going to be busy as I push my way to 100 still life paintings give away!!!! Would you? • • ...
"Pink poppies in a blue bowl" • Watercolour and ink By Michelle Pujol • Half way though this one I felt it needed to be more dramatic and bolder in the contrast of colours .....hence the blue glass bowl. • #michellepujol#randomactsofstilllife
"Red Anthuriums in a white vase" • Watercolour and ink By Michelle Pujol • Teachers present 🎁 finished! #botanicalillustration#michellepujol • • I love the bold red flesh of the anthurium spathe which is the modified leaf that attaches to the "fleshy spike" where the real tiny flowers grow.• •
Fresh from my paintbox: work in progress, 3 sizes and formats of "Red antheridium in a white vase" The A5 that I'm working on is a gift for my sons teacher for the last day of school. Waiting for paint to dry before I can ink it in I looked up to see 3 sizes of the same image, all slightly different. #wip#michellepujol
Fresh from my morning: Working a full time job and being a mum you learn to juggle life to fit in those small pleasures and things you love that feed the soul. Today it is a few minutes. In the park overlooking the river to fit in a quick re-shoot of my latest finished paintings No's 22,23,24 #randomactsofstilllife#minipainting Would you Pin it, post it, keep it or pass it on? ********************************************** Role the credits for inspiration....... ************ hydrangea @sakey3803 pink camellia @nogiku55 sunflower (Pinterest: lovegabbyshabby) ...
Working into the night another three little paintings are complete for my give away. Each day I try to stay on top of the collection so that I can make it to 100 by Christmas...... #michellepujol#randomactsofstilllife Role the credits: Dahlia & candles: Pinterest find and uttered Daisies on the windowsill @jaana.huotari66 Own image: chrysanthemums in a red vase *********** ************ ************ *********** I'm learning so much about myself, my style and aesthetics in design. What a collection of 100 would ...
No's #34#35 from my Love how dramatic they can be! Role the credits for inspiration: : @raquel_carmona " purple cascade in dark vase" (I think) : own image " yellow orchids in gold vase" : cascading white orchids in a black pitcher...... unknown artist.
Flip folder of paintings in hand I gave away 10 little painting @brisstyle market as part of my #randomactsofstilllife .... thank you to all for letting me tell you my story and it was lovely to see the spark in your eyes as you received this creative gift. Keep me posted on their progress and new homes. Did you pin it, post it, keep it or pass it on? #creativelifehappylife Now to paint some more.
3 more little watercolour paintings inspired by ikebana and still life photography. These are looking beautiful and each one added inspires me to keep going..... even if a skip some numbers drawn up to work on ones that catch my mood. If you got on would you: #keep it #pin it it it on Roll the credits @nogiku55 @nogiku55 unknown artist: lemon jar... Pinterest
Fresh from my paintbox: progress now to wait for paint to dry before inking. It's such a festive painting with ⭐️ and red and green ....but I had to find a brightly lit spot to work through it all. #brisbaneartist#watercolourpainting
Fresh from my paintbox: it's been a busy day and it's ending on a an intricate water colour commission. An open Xmas theme, so I've gone with a spray of flamboyant flowers...... there are so many layers though and I think this one will keep me busy till the wee hours of the night! #creativelifehappylife#waterblog
Drawing inspiration from this little gem of a place @scotts_hub whilst I enjoy sundowners. I'll be adding these beautiful dahlias to one of my 100 mini still life paintings. Would love to send down one of my #randomactsofstilllife to this area. It's been a beautiful place to getaway before I giveaway my watercolours. #michellepujol
It's been a beautiful few days and I feel creatively charged at #scottshead What a beautiful place for our 15th wedding anniversary, crystal clear waters, crystal glasses from our wedding on our crystal anniversary. #michellepujol before a
#randomactsofstilllife continued.... with #13 complete and added to the mix of the 100 little paintings I'm painting and giving away in the lead up to Christmas. If you got one would you; * keep it *pin it *post it Or *pass it on Tag a friend, follow or to win and you could be receiving one of these little paintings in the post in time for Christmas
Random acts of still life start today! My first 3 paintings give away #randomactsofstilllife in the neighbourhood of Carina between 4 -5 pm today and I'm a bit nervous to see how they are received. #michellepujol Each painting is numbered 1 to 100 on a base card, with a coloured ribbon to coordinate with a colour in my painting at the back I've finished them off with a sticker linking to Instagram campaign and the core of the idea an experiment to see what others do. Would you: *keep it *pin it *post ...
Working on some mini versions of some of my previous paintings. It's exciting to revisit them in a much smaller form. This little cascading orchid in a black vase is to be added to my collection of 100 small paintings to give away as a #randomactsofstilllife from 25th November to 25th December..... not long now! #michellepujol
Fresh from my walk: stopping to smell the flowers and draw inspiration for both my illustrative painting and a collection of jewellery I'm creating in my holidays. ...... only 4 weeks to go! #brisbaneartist#australianartist
Work in progress: the next 3 little paintings inked and finished. I love how their shadows seem to flow into each other...... #randomactsofstilllife#michellepujol This is turning into a worth while experiment as ideas for larger paintings are formed, but not all these images are inspired by images of my own. Some are from Pinterest where I've used vase shapes or flower styling and others are images from Instagram. It would not be an act of kindness without giving credit where credit is due! Role the ...