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Loralee Grace  Painter & Art Director πŸŽ¨βœ¨πŸ“½ Nomad / currently based in Wellington New Zealand βœ¨πŸ¦‹πŸŽ¨πŸβ˜•οΈπŸ’›βœ¨Thanks for following along on my creative journeyπŸ₯‚

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Late morning studio today βœ¨πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβ˜•οΈ

Chilly winter bush hike today πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ Looks similar to summer but there is antarctic chill to the air, I even had to go back home for a second sweater. πŸ˜‚
Even tho I'm an avid snow lover and look forward to ❄️ again someday, it's interesting to experience a Wellington winter βœ¨πŸŒΏβ˜•οΈ

Painting clouds this sunny Friday morning ✨🎨✨ Working on the mountains currently πŸ€“πŸ˜Ž

The rumors are true, #nomadicsophie is up for grabs, very bittersweet to part with this gem but alas, the time has come to schlep once again lol. I really wanted to gypsy out the interior and mural the exterior, but it wasn't in the cards financially or logistically this time.

It was fun seeing my newest oil painting hanging up at the gallery in Petone earlier today ✨ Lighting looked so much better in person 😝

Today 🎨✨🚐 Halfway done with the pattern! And, no we aren't getting Sophster ready for more vanlife adventures, no funds for that silly, besides it's too cold for that now anyways; winter chills fill the air. No, we're getting our darling Sophie ready to sell. It was a delight while it lasted, should have been done months ago actually, but here we areπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ’› Here's to hoping someone falls for the wee gem as hard as we did ✨🚐✨

House + cat-sit scout views today 😻

Blocking in the mountains. Pattern's not done and clouds yet to add, but couldn't wait to get the first inklings of these started. 🎨✨

Todays palette, got a tad out of hand having fun with a side sketch while blocking some mountains in. ✨Early winter sunshine, windy garage studio, portable heater, hot coffee, followed by tea, walks in the bush, temporarily throwing all cares about immense uncertainty to the wind; a lovely day ✨

Getting oily again, finally 🎨 Took me ages to decide what Maori inspired pattern to put in this Milford Sound sky.

Still plugging away at this one slowly. The no.1 thing that dampers my desire to paint is the continual realization that it's financially unsustainable. I pour so much time, energy, love, and money into my paintings (supplies, framing, prints, show fees, etc) and I usually don't even come close to breaking even. I hate marketing and my meager attempts at it produce meager results...I would love to find someone to partner with in this regard. If anyone reading this is interested or has any suggestions please reach out.

Excited to have two of my paintings up in this adorable vintage and handmade clothing store at 287 Cuba St, downtown Wellington. A few prints are available there as well, pop in for a peak if you're in the citay β˜ΊοΈβœ¨πŸ’›πŸ₯‚ Thanks to Inga (pictured) for having me πŸŽ¨βœ¨πŸ’›

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