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Loralee Grace  Nomadic Artist πŸŽ¨βœ¨πŸ“½ Celebrating landscapes & cultures around the world in an era of globalization. 🐝 Currently based in Wellington, New Zealand


Mixing up a wee ocean of this glacial hue with my beautifully teal-soiled @littlewingsdesigns pencil case looking on like 😍

Gessoing once again

My paints arrived today!!!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ˜ 🎨 Now I have to rush out and buy as many needed supplies as I can afford tomorrow so I can get started on my canvases asap! This intriguing creature, is the girl I nanny's cat, Dumbledore πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I've decided it's a cross between an owl, rabbit, and very grumpy looking (but quite cuddly) cat β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜πŸ˜‚

Tbt Winty giving us a snobby Garden Gallery tour over Christmastime in Timaru, "If you don't like the work, get out" she declared thru squinty, averted eyes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ We like it, thank you for the tour Winty ☺️☺️😘😘

Another wee watercolor/gouache in the works. Waiting for my oil paints to arrive any day now from Michigan (shipped out for the cost of one small tube of cad yellow here, by my sweetheart mother) and slowly investing in brushes and other needed oil supplies πŸ’ΈπŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ Exciting times! And thank goodness for a recently secured part-time nanny job to (slowly) fund all of this! I wasn't intending to go back to nannying here but when push came to shove and the mother of a 10yr old girl interested in art messaged me about my post on Neighbourly I'm actually delighted to have a toe back in the land of childhood. ☺️✨And they're flexible for when the occasional film/photo shoots finally start nocking on my proverbial door 😻

Indoor studio, morning light ✨

Studio mates, sun-loving pup and sunshine β˜€οΈ

Bush walk next to my neighborhood. 😍😍 I may currently live in the suburbs which feels a bit odd/not me (house sitting) but it's a 1 min walk to a park with these gorgeous bush (NZ forest) trails πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸŒΏβœ¨ I will absolutely gladly take it!! Incredibly thankful to have a low overhead while starting a whole new life from scratch in Wellington.

Detail of "Heavenly Southerly" Gemstone beach NZ, full painting on profile

"Heavenly Southerly" Gemstone Beach, NZ
Watercolor + Gouache
26x36 cm (~10x14")
Β© Loralee Grace 2017

The tassel painting is done but I'm still working on coming up with it's title. In the meantime I've started another watercolor, and here's the beginning of my wee oil studio setup in the garage!! I'm so thankful to have a space to use! I normally don't use store-bought canvases but I found two nice size ones for a good deal on trademe, so I'm at least doing my own surface prep before I begin. $3.50 mini-easel, free desk. I love you trademe!! (NZ's craigslist) β˜ΊοΈβœ¨πŸ’•

Teeny-tiny figure coming onto the scene. πŸ”πŸ˜‚ Exciting news too I got a $3.50 table easel on trademe and am getting ready to do a few slightly larger oils on canvas soon for my upcoming show!! 😍 Can hardly wait to work with oils again ✨