This is not really a diary, but rather and accumulation of art, whether it be painting, poetry, sewing, photography or any other creative endeavour of mine... though it may occasionally contain some stuff I've been thinking... If you are interested in buying an original or a print or commissioning art, feel free to contact me.
- Name: Keryn Bloxham
- Location: New Zealand
I love painting, photography, children and nature. If you would like to visit my Facebook page, it is Keryn Bloxham Artist. Or simply Google Keryn Bloxham :) I hope you enjoy reading through the blogs here. For other artists I sometimes include a few tips which I hope you find helpful when creating your own art :) Keryn
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Lake Matheson Bush
Mare and foal watercolour
I painted this when I was preparing to teach watercolours to a student. I was pretty pleased with the end result and he reminded me of Aslan for some reason.
The way I like to paint watercolours is to paint masking fluid on the white and light areas, then paint everything else before removing the masking and adding colour where needed.
Friday, September 02, 2011
NZ Beach, Bush & Beauty
I decided to make it a New Zealand beach and bush theme as they are two of the things I love most about our land.
So with items from the beach and bush I designed this. I painted the frame with enamel paint so it has a brushed silver effect. (not seen here)
For sale for $300
|Oils on stretched canvas, Nov 2010|
For quite a while I had wanted to paint a little girl, even one too young to know how to do ballet, getting ready to dance, dreaming of being a ballerina
...as is the dream of many girls hearts - having beautiful dresses to wear and feeling very pretty and loved. I had lovely little girls help me by letting me take photographs for reference :)
Life Growth Beauty
Tiger in grass
Thursday, December 09, 2010
I learnt about using complementary colours (which I have never really been into) and picking a colour scheme and sticking with it.
This painting is also done in watercolour on A3 paper.
There's a lot of other earlier paintings I haven't got around to putting up here, but thought it would be easier to start with my latest ones!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
After I painted the bear, Bottle and Pumpkin with Graham, I had extra paint left over, some wonderful colours that were perfect for painting an Autumn tree, which I had wanted to do for quite a while. So using some of the techniques Graham had taught us, I painted this. I still have it and it is for sale. Painted in oils on stretched canvas, 14x18 inches
Bear Bottle and Pumpkin
This painting is the first oil painting I did under the tuition of Graham Braddock. And my only still life done in oils to date. It was painted winter 2009, on a canvas panel, 16x20 inches
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Stag in the Tararuas
I did it in a few hours with probably too much paint, so it got a little messy and
hard to add detail in the green areas near the end, but I am relatively pleased with it.
Done with oils on stretched canvas, 10x12'' 30 April 2009
Throne of Grace
The inspiration behind this painting came from a time I was worshipping God, amazed that while His throne is full of glory and those surrounding it are glorious - angels, living creatures and elders, that we can approach Him with boldness and confidence. I was struck by my humannesss and with the amazing grace, kindness and benevolence of a holy God to allow me to approach!
The man in this picture could be any one of us, made a son of God by adoption, cleansed by the blood of Jesus and made righteous, hence the white t-shirt.
And the jeans, highlighting the fact that He has allowed us, humans, to come before Him!!
Acrylics on 14x18'' canvas panel, April 2009. Hebrews 4:16
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
So this is my first self portrait, done from a photo, with oils on stretched canvas on the 19th and 20th of March 2009.
I did these two paintings starting with the one on the left. They are of Canadian geese on a lake at dawn in Kansas City, inspired from a photo that my friend took.
Both paintings are done on 8x10'' stretched canvas. The one on the left I did first on one evening, by artificial light, by mistake mixing oils and acrylic paint, though with no visible adverse affects! I wasn't so keen on the very bright and orangey hues, so painted another using more blues and subtle colours, this time by natural light and solely using oil paints.
Now done, I am not sure which painting I like best as there are things I like and don't like about both..hey maybe I'll have another go! :)
Monday, November 12, 2007
Ended up doing it twice, as the wood bowed pretty badly because I forgot a step in the process - helpful hint, if you do mosaics on wood and are using cement adhesive, PVA the surface first!! :)
Monday, July 23, 2007
Song of Songs 4:7
Monday, April 02, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Sunday, December 24, 2006
I lift you
I painted this in South Carolina in the prayer room after seeing this when I was worshipping at Morningstar one evening (on Sun 8 Oct). This picture is kind of what He did to my heart when I visited.