aNaMaRiA ~ artblog

Monday, June 19, 2017

Painting leaves

Inspired by Rosie’s painting. 😄 She first started with green lines. Then she painted smaller, uniform marks: blue, purple and yellow. And then she swapped her paintbrush for a thin stick and began adding bright dots to each plant, like morning dew, intensifying their uniqueness. I thought about her when I was drawing the stems and petals, it felt like meditating, like knitting… “one by one… all is fine… we are connected”. 🌿

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sketching expressions

Night sketches. I’m designing a few characters for, and drawing real people helps me to understand better how to make emotions visible. I’m feeling grateful because there’s always something to learn and re-learn, and so many lovely people out there to get inspired by! 😄🌿

Monday, June 12, 2017

Australian plants pattern

Another piece for the ARTISTS OF AMPILATWATJA project. I enjoyed designing the plants and thinking about the colours in relation to the work created by the aboriginal artists. I definitely love working with silhouettes and exploring shapes! 😄🌿

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sketching lovely animals :)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aboriginal painting inspiration

I’d like to share with you the image inspired in Margaret’s painting. She talked about the Therrpeyt (bush medicine) and how you can boil it, drink it and it makes you better if you have a cold. What I love about the ARTISTS OF AMPILATWATJA project is that you are given the time to contemplate a painting being made and you feel connected to the artist and the person. When I saw her canvas I noticed a little stream, a vibrant blue line, a landmark in the middle of a pattern. I knew she had visited this place many times and although its shape was abstract and minimal in her painting, it felt real… her story is real… the wisdom behind her words are real. That was my inspiration. 🌿

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Self portrait :)

Self portrait 😄
Gouaches, confronting and revealing gouaches, I missed you.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Medicinal bush plants painting

Another piece for the ARTISTS OF AMPILATWATJA project. Here is Lily boiling some medicinal plants in water. The colour palette was inspired by her own work and the shirt she was wearing when @laradamiani shot the documentary. animated the painting and hopefully  we’ll be sharing a few moving pieces with you soon! 😄🌿

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

KidLitVic 2017 :)

I had an amazing time at KidLitVic! Met lovely people and received fantastic advice and feedback regarding my work as a visual storyteller. I also learnt about the KidLit industry from inspiring hardworking passionate professionals! I am truly grateful for the experience, happy to continue learning from it, and wishing to keep on imagining and creating with my hands. Thank you cold, sunny and active Melbourne for kindly embracing me, my strength and my vulnerability during this adventure. ^_^