How to make a gallery-style frame for your art, the Fiona Verdouw way.

It’s been a while in the making, but today’s the day I make good on that promise to explain how I construct the frames for my paintings. It’s a long, but picture-filled post, so sit yourself comfortably – and don’t fret: I’ve made a succinct, downloadable PDF of these instructions – for those of you … More How to make a gallery-style frame for your art, the Fiona Verdouw way.

More rock than roll: This painting took patience and then some.

If you’re experiencing a strange sense of de-ja-vu with this post, it’s probably because the following painting is a twin to the last toilet paper piece I did. That’s right, I did that cheeky double-whammy thing I sometimes do and I painted the same still life set up from two angles. (Anything to save me … More More rock than roll: This painting took patience and then some.

Painting predicaments and how I solved them {Part 1}

Last month I completed a landscape commission for my first ever repeat customer. The commission was a fairly specific request; not just for a particular location, but also a particular colour scheme. It needed to contain very greyed-out, muted colours – as per a previous painting I’d done of the same bay in southern Tasmania. … More Painting predicaments and how I solved them {Part 1}

Why do people buy Original Art? Here’s 5 Good Reasons:

Flicking through the reams of interior decor catalogues that regularly fatten up my letterbox, I found myself looking at the little tableaux of lounge room settings and wondering, ‘Are the poster prints included in them because people believe that art adds meaning and value to the lives of those who buy it? Or is that … More Why do people buy Original Art? Here’s 5 Good Reasons:

Celebrate milestones by looking back – it’s encouraging and a bit hilarious.

BIG NEWS : SMALL BLOG POST If you’ve been following this blog since its inception, let me know; and I’ll send you a celebratory Freddo frog, because we’ve reached a milestone. You may remember that my initial aim back in 2016 – beyond making a genuine, concerted effort with my oil painting attempts – was … More Celebrate milestones by looking back – it’s encouraging and a bit hilarious.