Hi guys…  I’m going to try not to make this another one of my long-winded posts…  but I thought I’d just share a few pics of my most recent 3 paintings.

“So, big deal…!” – one might say… “Hat made three big paintings.  Isn’t that what creative creatures do anyway?  Paint…!?”

But here’s what makes this so interesting (and surprising) – to even ME…

  • This is the first time I have painted large, contemporary paintings (I always assumed that this kind of stuff was the domain of “Real Artists” – and that I should stick to small, quirky little illustrations).
  • This is first time I have used oil paints (the silver)… and charcoal…
  • This is definitely the first time I’ve used a diamond in a painting!
  • This is the first time I’ve done a self-portrait… (if you could even call it that)…

All 3 pieces have been painted on wood (another first)… they’re big (over a metre… which is – at least – big for ME – since my usual comfort-zone is A4 or A3 sheets of water colour paper)… and… I have LOVED the process of creating these.

Now… I’m going to move on with new experiments… I’ll keep you in the loop with how it all goes.

In other news – we’re hitting the road again (yay!!!)… and after a solid couple of months hermitting in our Joburg home – we’re going to spend 6 weeks in Durban while Nick works on a new film.  It’ll be nice to visit the sea again… enjoy some Durban curry… and just experience something “new” for a change.

Next time I post something from this blog – it will probably be from Durbs.  But anyhoo – enough yakking… here’s the pics I promised:

heather costaras expectation 1

heather costaras expectation

emancipation 3

heather costaras emancipation 2

heather costaras emancipation 4

heather costaras shine 2

heather costaras shine

heather costaras shine 3

3 paintings in one