Tuesday, December 4, 2012

{ petals & rafia }

The last few weeks I've kept my local coffee shop in good business from many late nights up drawing and painting. There's been a heap of fun Christmas commissions which I'm shipping off all over the place, and then I've also just recently completed a little collection of works that went up on the walls of Black & Spiro on Saturday to coincide with the shop's 'Christmas Flea'

The two I'm showing you here are both ones that have been a long time in the making; you know those things you start and intend to finish much sooner than time actually permits?

'Hoard of Hydrangea' 

Hydrangeas are everywhere at the moment. I absolutely love the variegated colour and that no two heads are the same, and although I've done quite a few single bunches as commissions I've been wanting to do something to capture all this colour in the one piece for quite some time. Although it's not totally huge, there were certainly a lot of petals to paint!

Then there's this pair of Rafia Chic lace ups.... as their name suggests they are indeed totally chic and I've been coveting them for my feet for far too long so figured I better just draw them, instead. 

'Rafia Chic' illustration...

.. and on the walls. How great is that wallpaper contrast.

{BY THE WAY..... both of these two pieces are available for sale so if you're interested and would like pricing and information, email me at pip_boydell@hotmail.com }

So here's some more pics from the weekend - it really is the most bright and beautiful way to kick off the new season and stock up on Christmas treats, treasures and beautiful things. Highly recommend heading along if you're around for the next one!

It was a fabulous but sweltering hot day, and at the end of it Anna very generously sent me home with (not one but two) of these beautiful bunches November lilies and some fresh herbs - gorgeous! It's all made for a gorgeous scent around the house on these warm nights and lots of delicious Vietnamese cooking. Thank you Anna!

Well today has been an absolute scorcher in Brisbane, something like 39 degrees. I'm glad the sun has gone down but I must say I love it. I'll post again soon with the other pieces from the weekend, in the meantime hope everyone is gearing up for Christmas!

See you soon, 
Pip xx

All images taken by me on my iPhone


Faux Fuchsia said...

luff your work and am thrilled to own my very own! Loved for outfit on Saturday x

annechovie said...

What lovely pieces, Pip! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.(btw, thanks for putting me on your blogroll...adding you now as well! xx)

Pip Boydell said...

Thanks FF you always look smashing - and I think it's just perfectly fitting that the No.5 resides with such a style maven! x

Pip Boydell said...

My Pleasure Anne and merry Christmas to you too! x

jane. said...

Amazing as always Pip.
The shoes are fantastic!!
So sad I had to miss out on the Christmas flea! From the photos I've seen there looked to be some beautiful colourful finds!
Hope your Chrissy plans are travelling nicely.

Pip Boydell said...

Thanks Jane - you too and hop eyou have a lovely weekend away! x

Lauren said...

Im in love with your Hydrangea painting!! Its stunning! xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful work Pip! Cannot wait to have my very own. Lilach

Pip Boydell said...

Hi Lilach - yes looking forward to getting back to a fresh bunch of them for you in the new year! Hope your Christmas planning is going well x

Pip Boydell said...

Thank you Lauren that's so sweet - not the same as the real thing but at least these ones withstand the Birsbane heat! Pip x

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...
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Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

It's so nice when you post, I love to see those before & after shots... and the once during as well :)

Someday I will own one of your beautiful pieces!!
Happy Christmas :)

Kate said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend Pip. Congrats on your pieces for the flea - hope they went to happy homes. I might have to drop a few hints to my friend's for my 30th next year! We're sweltering down here as well, but I can't complain. I love it hot! Happy Summer my dear xo

Pip Boydell said...

Natasha - thank you I wish I was much better at posting regularly. New Year resolution for 2013 perhaps! Thanks for your lovely words as always x Merry Christmas! xx