Tag Archives: Bird

Melrose Artworks

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YAY! 2 of my beautiful artworks on exhibition at Melrose House Cafe in Nelson, SOLD. I have now created these 3 gorgeous new pieces. Inspiration came easily for these works – the large green orb with folk inspired birds is my personal fave as I am in LOVE with lush green, pink & mustard.
Pink Floral Cluster – whenever I created a floral piece like this, it really is just a process of letting my creativity flow. I dont plan the structure of it, or what flowers Ill use. I focus on the balance of colours. I love not knowing what the outcome will be!
Tui – The kids and I were at our family bach and Tui kept swooping by us and landing on a nearby fig tree. I love the organic wonky leaf shapes of a fig so this idea for an artwork was handed to me, I simply had to notice it.

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If you’re in Nelson, Melrose House is a must-visit spot. A perfect floral setting for a coffee!
xo Bec


WIP: Floral Framed Peacock

Tapestry inspired peacock watercolour drawing by Bec Brown of Clouds of Colour 1 Tapestry inspired peacock watercolour drawing by Bec Brown of Clouds of Colour 2 Tapestry inspired peacock watercolour drawing by Bec Brown of Clouds of Colour 3 Tapestry inspired peacock watercolour drawing by Bec Brown of Clouds of Colour 4

I’ve been working on this piece for the past few weeks. Each night I sit down with a piping hot liquorice flavoured tea (if any of you love black jellybeans then this is a must-try!) & draw. This…has got to be one of my absolute fave pieces! I love the floral pattern, position of the peacock & the negative space. It was inspired – partly – by old tapestries but done in a new graphic style.
Above are a few pics of it before it went off to the framers this week – I can’t wait to see it framed!
Hope you’re all having a lovely week. xobec



My art mojo is back!

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I don’t know what it has been but for the past 6 weeks I have had a complete art block. I haven’t even been able to pick up a paintbrush! I’m blaming the fact that it’s summer and all I want to be doing is lying the sun, walking on the beach, berry picking and eating ice-creams. Lots of ice-creams.
But….FINALLY (and I wouldn’t usually push myself to do art) I did push myself. I sat up in bed with The Mentalist on and said go Bec go. And this is what I produced – black and white birds and floating feathers.
I am soooo pleased to have my art mojo back!
I’m now working on a series of black and white collections like this one. Sometimes it’s good to push yourself and sometimes its not. In this case – it was! Yay!
How do you get your creativity back if you ever have a block?xobec


Fantail

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This little fantail is my all time favourite bird. They flutter around full of energy (which makes them very tricky to get photos of) and happiness – singing all the way!
In Maori mythology, the fantail is a messenger and brings news from the gods to the people. Their Maori name is Pīwakawaka.
Do you have a favourite bird? I would love to hear about them!xobec