The Chrystique Collection Blogs

Talking with Painters – the podcast

Here’s something I have been enjoying recently, whilst painting in my studio – “Talking with Painters – the Podcast” where Maria Stoljar talks with Australian artists about their lives and art.

Painting can be quite a solitary pastime and a lot of us artists have music or the radio playing in the background, but now we have another very enlightening choice – the podcast. Maria has visited many of Australia’s premier artists in their studios and talks to them about their early life and what may have influenced them to take up art. Also they chat about their current works, any upcoming exhibitions they have and also any setbacks they faced and how they overcame them.

Its easy to find the podcasts (over 76 episodes have been recorded), just download the Podcast App and then search for Talking with Painters by Maria Stoljar. You can also go to the website http://www.talkingwithpainters.com

Belmont Exhibition

Two of my paintings will be on display at the Newcastle Art Society Belmont Citi Exhibition.  The exhibition will be held from Monday 29th October until Sunday 11th November.  The exhibition is easy to find its right outside the Coles supermarket at Belmont Citi Centre – Macquarie St, Belmont, from 10am to 4pm.

These are the two I will be exhibiting:  both framed watercolours.

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Whale 1 – Framed watercolour 70 x 54cm  $250

Horse-play
Horse-play – framed in silver 43 x 52cm – Watercolour and graphite $180

 

Plus good news!  this one sold at the John Hunter Hospital exhibition held by the Newcastle Art Society recently:

Sunset Sailing
Sunset Sailing – Gold framed Watercolour 70 x 54cm  $250   SOLD

Surplus art equipment for sale!

I have some art equipment, which I’m not using and which is taking up valuable space in my studio.  So I’m offering them for sale.  All of the items are in excellent condition, have hardly been used and are for pick up only from Caves Beach NSW.  If you are interested in anything you can contact me by email here:  Contact

or phone me :  0448644433

 

 

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Large, solid wood easel.  When fully extended the top is 200cm high.  $60 or nearest offer.

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Reeves art box and desk easel.  Used twice, great condition.  I paid $50 last year, will sell for $15.

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Paasche Airbrush Set  VL MODEL – double action, internal mix, great for crafts, illustrations, model cars, stenciling etc.   Comes with all attachments, instructions, a bottle of thinner.  I paid $436 for the airbrush and the mini air compressor below.  Its only been used a couple of times.  I’m prepared to sell the lot for $200 pick up only.

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Nalmas Art Exhibition

The Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Art Society will be holding an exhibition at Belmont Citi Centre starting on Monday 28th and going for two weeks. The exhibition will be set up from 9am until 5pm each day.

These are my four paintings which will be on exhibit and there’s lots of other artists work for sale as well. Come and grab a bargain in time for xmas!

Newcastle Art Society Exhibition – Mount Hutton

The Newcastle Art Society is currently exhibiting over 100 art works by local artists at the Lake Fair Shopping Centre, Mount Hutton from 19 August to 7th September 2019.

These two paintings shown below are my artworks on exhibit.  I hope you will take the time to come and have a look.  You can also check out my art works for sale on my website http://www.chris-jacob.com/

 

A Place to call home
A Place To Call Home – framed watercolour 43 x 52cm $180

Mother and child
Mother And Child – framed watercolour – 70 x 54cm $240

 

 

Swansea Seen Art Exhibition

Coming up soon is an art exhibition in which I will have two of my favourite paintings for sale. (see photos below). They can be seen along with many other original art works painted by the Newcastle Art Society artists at The Swansea Centre, First Floor Mezzanine, 228 Pacific Hwy, Swansea.   The exhibition is from 9th June until 5th August and is open 7 days from 10am until 3pm, with lots of free parking behind the centre.

Horse-play
Horse-play – framed in silver 43 x 52cm – Watercolour and graphite $180

 

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Blue Bird of Paradise – framed in white 52 x 43cm – Watercolour and graphite $180

 

The Chrystique Collection Painting Up-date

It’s been a pretty busy start so far this year, having already attended two watercolour workshops with highly acclaimed tutors, plus I’ve sold 4 paintings in the last few weeks!

I’ve just finished “Sunset Sailing” which will be exhibited at the Central Coast Watercolour Society’s Easter Showcase exhibition.  This is being held in The Community Gallery, Gosford Regional Art Gallery, East Gosford from 28th March – 11th April.