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What to do, Potoroo!

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What to do, Potoroo!

This is the post-apocalyptic scene of Cape Arid National Park and four of its critically endangered animals: The Western Ground Parrot, a fire-charred Gilbert’s Potoroo, the Mallee Emu-Wren, a wonderful little golden character, and the New Holland Mouse. The Cape Arid National Park is located 125 kilometres east of Esperance and encompasses 280,000 hectares of native vegetation.

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Abby in the studio this week.

Abby in the Studio Nov 16
Abby went on a family holiday to Kangaroo Island and came back inspired by the incredible rock formations.

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Singing in the Sunshine – Before and After

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I have just completed the partner painting of a mated pair of Gouldian finches. This is the male finch with the beautiful voice who is envied by his mate.

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Diarist Daisy

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Getting back into using a diary and enjoying the play. Also loving Walter Sickert’s quote on this beautiful morning: “Taste is the death of a painter”. Yes, just let it out. x

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Illusory Nature

Illusory Nature
I never cease to have wonder at the self-portraits’ ability to bring into focus the illusory concept of the self. Who am I and what am I really doing?

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Lorelee la la

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Studio wall: Works in various stages. x

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Loving my new safety gear.

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So excited… No more paint in my eyes, airways or skin.

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Time Hopping Away

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Life is rich and it sure goes quick.
This painting was inspired by the fragility of our lives and a call to hop into gratitude for what you have before it’s all over. Love, laugh and be kind. x

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Gouldian Hen Dreams of Singing – Before and After

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Only the male Gouldain finches can sing – the females get left with screeching noises. There’s a sexist joke in this… I know! I’ve also included an early photo of this painting to show its progression.

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Lost quietly in the beauty of beach sand.

Lost quietly in the beauty of beach sand.

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Coffee Conversation with Cake

Coffee Conversation with Cake - Lorelee Gobetti
I am exploring the everyday urban ritual of catching up for a coffee and connecting with each other in our local cafes. The marks, colours, and shapes all express the poetry glue in these everyday conversations. The living art of conversation and sharing makes the ordinary extraordinary and keeps us connected with each other as we each walk our own story in life

The ground or surface material is made from the cardboard boxes, bags and packaging we discard in our daily food rituals and is held together with glue.

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Who can resist reflections fun.

Who can resist exciting reflections.

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Studio Wall & Sunshine

Studio wall 2016

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Stone Circle Within

Stone circle within

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Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung
Playing with cardboard and paint.
Feeling happy due to sunny patches. x

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Odysseus

Odysseus
When Richard and I found out we were having our first child we started reading the adventures of Odysseus to the little person growing in my tummy. This lead to the creating of a birth painting. I would just wander around until a object wanted to be on the canvas and gave the process as little thought as possible. The painting was just as mysterious to me as to everybody else.
Happy Fathers Day!
200x100cm

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Spray Paint Studies

Spray Paint Studies
There are only 40 Western Ground Parrots left in Western Australia. I’ve started playing with idea’s about this wonderful bird. x

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Purple Bush Walk

Purple Bush Walk

This recycled cardboard was made after an amazing bush walk in the Sepentine National Park.

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Bush Rhetoric

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The subject matter in this painting is deeply important to me. I grew up on a farm in the Yilgarn and have always been an avid bush walker who finds peace and joy in this great Australian landscape. My heart breaks with the declining numbers of our native species. They can’t talk but we can.

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Moondyne Joe has given ’em the slip.

Moondyne Joe has given 'em the slip.
This painting was inspired by the first drama about the Western Australian convict Joseph Johns who became known as Moondyne Joe.
After his first two years as a convict working in the colony, Joe was rewarded with a conditional pardon. With his freedom granted Joe headed to the Moondyne Hills near Toodyay. There, Joe became a skilled bushman and lived in a cave. He wore a hand made kangaroo-skin cape with possum-skin shoes. Joe received rewards for finding farmers’ stock that had strayed but Moondyne, the convict bushman, was not trusted by all.

When a valuable stallion mysteriously disappeared, mounted troopers visited Joe and found the stallion. Joe was then escorted by troopers to the Toodyay lock-up. Joe made the decision that night to escape and used his knife and fork to open the cell door and make his way to the local bush inn. Here Joe was telling his tale when the troopers burst through the door so Joe dashed up stairs and slid down the roof onto a horse and galloped away. The troopers gave chase and recaptured Joe within days and he then served three years in Fremantle before returning to the hills he called home. He was involved in more high dramas that made him the celebrity of the colony.
200cmx120cm

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Nymph Surprised

Nymph Surprised

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Collaboration Beautiful Brain

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Abby put her magic on the painting yesterday with much gusto and glee.

Abby and I excitedly wish whomever take this painting home on Saturday to be blessed with joy and health.x

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Beautiful Brain

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I have just finished my part in this painting which is a collaboration with Abby Fitzgerald who I have the pleasure of teaching art. Abby is an amazing 7 year old who has had brain cancer and is dealing with the post trauma of this ordeal. Abby will be painting the flowers in the cups in the bottom left corner and has verbally instructed me in shapes and subject matter. This painting is to be actioned to raise money at “The Brain Child Ball” to fund research towards improving the treatment of this cancer that is the number one killer of cancer in children.

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Frida & Diego, Art Gallery of NSW

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Just about every art chick’s rite of passage is to discover Frida Kahlo’s blood and guts personal paintings. Then there is Kahlo herself with her unapologetic brilliant explosive style and strength of character in the face of chronic pain from a bus accident in her youth and her tumultuous relationship with her husband Diego Rivera. Kahlo and Rivera were both painters and revolutionaries living beautiful but difficult lives.

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Venus and Anchises

Venus and Anchises
Sometimes in my diary I love to scratch around like one of my chickens. x

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Delight in the Daily Rituals

Delight in the Daily rituals. x

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Breaking Free From The Hooks Of The Past

Breaking free from the hooks of the past
This is the latest painting from my series called “Ponderings of a Paleolithic Princess”.

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Cake Mix

Cake Mix
This one is for all the Mums and Dads baking on a Sunday for the weeks lunch boxes.

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Memory of a Kangaroo Spirited X Boyfriend

Memory of a Kangaroo Spirited X Boyfriend
This image is from a collection of works called “The Pantry”. They are made from the cardboard packaging that comes into the kitchen. There is also a connection to the subject matter feeding on the random thoughts and memories that drift through the mind, while attending to the everyday activities that nurture those I love.

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Aphrodite (Beauty Contest)

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The Greek Goddess of Love.
Who will Paris pick?
Power or Love!!!

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Bad Birdie

Bad Birdie

Was listening to the continuing horrible situation in the Philippines and it has made me want to post a picture of this sculpture I made called “Bad Birdie”. I found this Imelda Marcos doll the wife of a corrupt X-President of the Philippines and politician herself, who is best known for her shoes and signature sleeves.

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Window Dust

Window Dust

I’m loving juxtaposing these little art elemental paintings with historical art postcards I’ve collected through the years.

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Winter Plant Spirit

Winter Plant Spirit

This is a quick response to the colder weather creeping into the studio. The photo even has a few little rain drops on it.

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Aussie Boy with Possum

Aussie boy with Possum
Just finished this painting with its possum in camo mode. I have often been interested in what makes a painting or a person Australian.

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Hera (The Beauty Contest)

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Finally I have finished the triptych called “The Beauty Contest”. The colours are inspired by the rare Australian Gouldian finches (Picture Included) and these three paintings all are dominated by the colour pink. The colour pink can be suffocating or seductive I discovered during making these paintings. This painting’s name is “Hera”. Taken from the great Greek Myth about a Beauty Contest involving the Trojan Prince Paris a handsome young ladies man. Zeus commanded Paris due to his experience with woman to settle a quarrel between three powerful Goddesses of different merits. Hera was one of the Goddesses and the Queen of worldly power.

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Mothers’ Day

Mothers Day

Whatever surrounds me finds its way into my artwork. I wish the flowers came everyday to fill my home and hair.

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Fat Fabric

Fat Fabric

I love making these small abstracts from leftover paint from larger works.

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Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth
Ran a Soft Pastels class last night and did this quick drawing. I had forgotten how fantastic this medium was with its bright matt colours. Ohhh I’m inspired to start a 28 day drawing challenge with pastels. Maybe with famous literary figures as the inspiration. Let me know who are your favourites. x

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Study 2 – Resurrection

Resurrection Study 2
This is one of two small studies exploring the theme of Resurrection.

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Here comes the Monkey

Here comes the Monkey
The goat is gone and here comes the monkey.
Enjoy your monkey brain business and go bananas.x