Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ArtofDay feature

I am fully entrenched in holiday mode (I had plum pudding for breakfast!!! – loving Christmas leftovers)  but I just had to drop by, to share that my work was featured on ArtofDay today. Thanks for the mention, I love having to opportunity to share my work with new people!  

Kylie Marie Stevens
90 x 90 cm
oil on canvas

This is the piece that is featured; unfortunately the image on the site is a bit blown out (my fault, not theirs) it looks a lot more like this in real life.  

Drop by and check out the other 17 artist featured; there is some really interesting work in this bunch. 

I hope you are enjoying the festive season, I’ll be back to more regular posting next week.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our builder has let me in on a little secret…..

They are ahead of schedule, fabulous news!  BUT it leaves me with a dilemma….  

Our beautiful dream house has lots of huge doors and windows, so we can take in the view of the tree tops we are nestled amongst.....  That means not many walls for me to adorn with paintings.  

So I have to find new homes for heaps of my paintings.  To that end I am doing a little editing of prices (read – slashing prices ridiculously!)  in my “Paintings Available for Sale” album over on facebook and adding lots of new paintings to the album as well.

Do pop over for a little look, please feel free to send your friends over too, I’d really appreciate your help with spreading the word about this one!  I’m starting to panic about just how many truck loads, my studio supplies and paintings are going to take up in the move…

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Dancing…

“Circle of Friends”
Kylie Marie Stevens
Encaustic on canvas and timber
300 x 290mm

I just love a great painting day…. The ones when the painting actually exceeds my expectations.  I had one of them today and I am so in love with this one!  

Thursday, December 9, 2010


There is calm returning to my studio.  I am finding my feet and my confidence painting with encaustics.  The wax is so surprising and enchanting to work with that it has been worth all of the heartache, disappointments and doubts of learning to work with them.  I really love this one; it just feels so comfortable and calm to me and shows a glimmer of where I may head with this ethereal medium.

Kylie Marie Stevens
Encaustic and imt silver leaf on canvas and wood
300 x 290mm

I like the other piece I painted this week too...  I popped it up over here and there is a bit of a debate about the title going on.  I’m still not sure what I will call it, but I am so thrilled it has engaged people.

Monday, December 6, 2010


I took a call the other night about a commission… a gift for an orthopaedic surgeon… something about bones...

I just happened to have this piece in my studio; I painted it a few years ago on a “bad back day”.  After a few emails back and forward it turns out it will be perfect.  How nice to have just the right thing on hand!