Tara Axford

Tara Axford

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A bit of watercolour play Australiana Bush vibes...

A bit of watercolour play Australiana Bush vibes...

As we get into the swing of January and perhaps back at it.. I hope you can still have a laugh.

As we get into the swing of January and perhaps back at it.. I hope you can still have a laugh.

I usually work on a few pieces at once as I dont really know how they will end up. This one for this weeks @colorcrushcreative Under the sky palette wasnt going to well so I cut it up and added some shapes from previously coloured pieces which matched perfectly.. I was surprised at the end of the session as it was not smooth sailing working with these colours! #cccpalette33

I usually work on a few pieces at once as I dont really know how they will end up. This one for this weeks @colorcrushcreative Under the sky palette wasnt going to well so I cut it up and added some shapes from previously coloured pieces which matched perfectly.. I was surprised at the end of the session as it was not smooth sailing working with these colours! #cccpalette33

Taking on the under the sky palette @colorcrushcreative bit of a shake up from my usual colours ..  #cccpalette33

Taking on the under the sky palette @colorcrushcreative bit of a shake up from my usual colours .. #cccpalette33

Day 10: artists hands Stubby fingers & wrinkly but they do the job. They often seem to be picking up leaves and various fallen foliage..theyre always up to something  #21daysinmyartworld

Day 10: artists hands Stubby fingers & wrinkly but they do the job. They often seem to be picking up leaves and various fallen foliage..theyre always up to something #21daysinmyartworld

Day 9: where the magic happens... The kitchen is about 25 yrs old but the shed did get renovated.. over the years its been a work space kids craft room part music room.. NOW I inhabit it.  I like to feign a sense of organisation materials in boxes - ready to go when needed.. I do have lots of dead plant matter around but like to shed it regularly.. and also have my fave specimens stored.   Being a shed Im lucky to have a stand up and sit down desk which is lovely to work between. I am also…

Day 9: where the magic happens... The kitchen is about 25 yrs old but the shed did get renovated.. over the years its been a work space kids craft room part music room.. NOW I inhabit it. I like to feign a sense of organisation materials in boxes - ready to go when needed.. I do have lots of dead plant matter around but like to shed it regularly.. and also have my fave specimens stored. Being a shed Im lucky to have a stand up and sit down desk which is lovely to work between. I am also…

Today involved a 9 hour drive through some lovely Aussie landscape straight down the Hume highway to Melbourne

Today involved a 9 hour drive through some lovely Aussie landscape straight down the Hume highway to Melbourne

Day 5: favourite tool. I think its the combo of my ecoline brush markers & the brush/waterpen thingo.. when travelling a few months ago I just packed my aquarelle markers & this brush worked a treat @taraleaver  #21daysinmyartworld

Day 5: favourite tool. I think its the combo of my ecoline brush markers & the brush/waterpen thingo.. when travelling a few months ago I just packed my aquarelle markers & this brush worked a treat @taraleaver #21daysinmyartworld

On now at the National Museum of Australia Midawarr Harvest. Two artists two completely different approaches but one abiding passion- to celebrate the natural bounty to be found in Northern Australia. The art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley. What a bounty of art indeed! Cant wait to see the actual exhibition  My fave art book right now sharing as part of @taraleaver #21daysinmyartworld

On now at the National Museum of Australia Midawarr Harvest. Two artists two completely different approaches but one abiding passion- to celebrate the natural bounty to be found in Northern Australia. The art of Mulkun Wirrpanda and John Wolseley. What a bounty of art indeed! Cant wait to see the actual exhibition My fave art book right now sharing as part of @taraleaver #21daysinmyartworld

"And the sun sank again on the grand Australian bush - the nurse and tutor of eccentric minds the home of the weird and of much that is different from things in other lands." Henry Lawson

"And the sun sank again on the grand Australian bush - the nurse and tutor of eccentric minds the home of the weird and of much that is different from things in other lands." Henry Lawson

WIP. Theres always the unknown. Reaching the moment when you wonder whether more is more? Or less. Too late. I just started using @danielsmithwatercolor so Im not sure how this will end up yet. It seemed apt to share for day 3: WIP with @taraleaver #21daysinmyartworld

WIP. Theres always the unknown. Reaching the moment when you wonder whether more is more? Or less. Too late. I just started using @danielsmithwatercolor so Im not sure how this will end up yet. It seemed apt to share for day 3: WIP with @taraleaver #21daysinmyartworld

Just keep showing up and start small.. scratch the surface and dig around a little keep going. Work will happen.. This is the lesson I have learned in my art life and am sharing that for day 2 lessons learned for #21daysinmyartworld

Just keep showing up and start small. scratch the surface and dig around a little keep going. Work will happen. This is the lesson I have learned in my art life and am sharing that for day 2 lessons learned for

Colours of my neighbourhood...

Colours of my neighbourhood.

A coastal meander...

A coastal meander.

A snapshot colour study from yesterdays beach walk.. just add Sydney humidity

A snapshot colour study from yesterdays beach walk. just add Sydney humidity