What’s On My Studio Table

Nellie Windmill Work in Progress Art copy

I’m sure it’s hard to tell from this sneaky pic, but all those squiggly lines are clouds. I’ve been wanting to paint clouds again since “Benighted & Befogged”. I absolutely cannot wait to mix the colours for this one. They’re going to be quite similar to my last batch of paintings with the purples and greys but instead of green I’ll be concocting a scrumptious mustard yellow.

Again, it’s probably hard to tell without seeing the full sketch clearly but the object in the centre is a maypole. Maypoles are cool.

New Art for the End of the Line Festival

hot air balloon acrylic painting original art nellie windmill

Float Fall, Katherine Herriman, 51x40cm / 20x16", Acrylic on Canvas

Float Fall Girl Detail

Float Fall Balloon Detail

Faux Botanical No 1

Faux Botanical Study No.1, Katherine Herriman, 25.4x25.4cm / 10x10", Acrylic on Canvas

Botanical acrylic painting original art nellie windmill

I had an obscenely good time painting the face, the bunting, and the faux flower in these paintings. You may have noticed I’ve optimistically titled the painting above, “Faux Botanical Study No.1″, in the hopes of painting many more.

I spent the afternoon in the higgledy-piggledy second-hand bookstore – Through the Looking Glass – in Belgrave today, setting up my little exhibition in the front window. If you missed last week’s podcast, I’ll be participating in the End of the Line Festival this Saturday, which is shaping up to be a stonker of a day. Stonker’s not a word but it felt right. If you’re a Melbournian check it out!

New Art & My Premiere Exhibition

Owl Nellie Windmill

Nap, Katherine Herriman, 25.4x25.4cm / 10x10", Acrylic on Canvas

Owl 2014 Balloons Detail

My Owl Barn_Nellie Windmill

Original Art_Constellation

Constellation, Katherine Herriman, 25.4x25.4cm / 10x10", Acrylic on Canvas

Original Art_Constellation Detail

Original Art Constellation Detail of Stars

End of the Line Festival

The paintings above are two of the pieces I’ll be exhibiting at the End of the Line Festival in Belgrave on Saturday 30th November! The festival organisers have hooked me up with an incredibly apt little nook of Belgrave – “Through the Looking Glass” – a higgledy-piggledy second-hand book store. I’m so thrilled with this arrangement because I went through a couple of other potential spaces which didn’t feel right at all and figuring out what to do about that was a whole big thing. That’s a whole ‘nother blog post though.

I’ll be posting the rest of the new work that I’ll be exhibiting on the blog next week. I’m really thrilled to be able to say that this body of work comprises my favourite pieces to date.

My Owl Barn 2014 Calendar

Amazingly, this is my third year doing the Owl Lover Calendar! If you’re new around here, the Owl Lover Calendar is a pretty cool concept — 40 artists contribute an owlish piece of art, which means people can customise their own calendar by picking and choosing their 12 favourite images, which they then print off. Also, it’s free.

So if you’re the type of person who’d love nothing more than to have an owl adorn their wall year round, go and snaffle yourself a calendar.