The large chalice-shaped solandra flowers make great subjects for sttill life painting. They grow well in sub-tropical Brisbane and paintings of them capture the essence of life in Queensland.
A Queensland Verandah A good friend lived in a Queensland-style home with a big front verandah. She was a master craftswoman – especially of anything to do with fabric, so we had a lot in common. I visited her often with sketchbook in hand and sketched at her place on many occasions. We had great…
Five paintings by Christine Atkins try to capture the flavour of Queensland.
Artist Christine Atkins has many vividly- coloured coffee pots but tends to choose a quieter one for her still life paintings.
The use of a grey card when photographing paintings is of great value, even if you don’t know how to use the information yourself.
Take several outdoor photographs with a good camera as soon as a painting is finished, always include a grey card.
Still life artist Christine Atkins has a large selection of ceramics for use in paintings, but a few favourite ones consistently capture the warmth.
Christine Atkins has held many solo exhibitions since her first one in 1982.
My still life paintings are set up in various ways, using one of two shadow boxes, one left handed and one right handed. It is then possible to have the still life objects lit from the left or the right. The spotlight is movable and can also be adjusted for height, so I can have…
My sister in law, Judy, has an older-style Queensland house with a country kitchen. Whenever I visit, I sketch, and over the years I’ve painted just about all the house. There are lots of good angles and quiet corners. The house has a warm, friendly feeling. In my paintings from Judy’s house I’ve tried to…