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Liss Kamp l Artworks by Liss  Painter of birds 🐦 Maker of prints πŸ™Œ Textile creator 🌌 Watercolour, pastels & inks πŸ–Œ

Loooook - nearly blocked in - so excited!!! Gone a bit radical this time and used actual banksia (I have some in the front yard) to plan the foliage. It’s the most intimidating part - kudos to all of you botanical artists out there who do it justice 😁😁.

She has a face! Nearly time to move onto the big piece. I’ll pop this girl up on my website for sale when I’m done painting her (and using her as a reference for the big piece). All paintings go out first through my email list. If you’re on my email list, don’t worry, you haven’t been missing anything - I just haven’t finished a painting in eons 😁 but here comes one!

Slightly awkward in square format, but I think I found my second pose! More dramatic than the plain seated yellow tail black I was working on, I think. I like to feel a bit of wow when I’m painting it - it’s the whole point after all! Now to see if my lovely commissioner agrees 😁.

Can you spot me? Doing my sketch work for makers of the upcoming documentary, the Walk ACT, all about Namadgi National Park. Namadgi hosted my first ever solo exhibition, a baby step I will always remember. I’m working on a series of Namadgi locals right now, starting with the yellow tail blacks.

Oops, "forgot" to go to the studio or paint anything for living memory. This is to be rectified today. Thank you Canberra, for spring. First time I've opened the doors. Still have vague ambitions fora studio party one day. I'm only allowed after I pant something though 😁. Happy Monday to everyone at the beach instead xxx

Guess where, Canberra??? Sir Gang Gang awaiting his next coffee date with you. Probably better than your last tinder 😁
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I wrapped up the exhibition at Tidbinbilla nature reserve the other day, but got to put some of these guys out in the visitors shop. Next exhibition is by @craft.act, should be a good one so don't forget to check out the exhibition space next time you head out. Thanks again Tid for showing my work πŸ™‚
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Check out my walk on Saturday. It was a special event - had long enough to drive 45m to Bungonia Gorge, and scramble down and up the entire red walk. Thanks Phoebe and Penny for the idea, the company and bouldering support 😁. .
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One more of the scarves by my model, Jade, who would you believe is not a professional but an intrepid French backpacker. Set by #curragundifarm. This is the outside of the shearing shed, which was also the home of Jade's flock of little orphan lambs (once having them inside got a bit old)!
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Working on positioning for my next piece. A pair of baudin's cockatoos, midair.
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This is why I like to do sketches. It helps with choosing colours to work with, but also to figure out the layout. And occasionally I totally abandon the plan, but not this time because I love the idea of them playing around together in flight 😁. .
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I'm finally sorting out my studio a bit. It's full of art 'stuff' mostly comprising various papers, inks, and packing materials. I need shelving, filing and desk space! In my sorting, I found this earlier experiment in stone lithography. I thought maybe I'd make and hand colour manual prints. Might still one day, time consuming but very rewarding πŸ™‚
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