New Beginnings

Hello and welcome!
This month Ive been working on a new series, Old Huts of NZ. Im also in the middle of shifting so it can be hard to get the time for painting and drawing, but it definitely helps when packing sends you into overwhelm. That aside Im getting very excited about our new move to Alexandra (1,197.5 km’s from Turangi), a new adventure and a whole lot of amazing scenery to paint from. Basically we are moving into a 40 acre paddock and living in a tent until we build the barn, just hope we don’t get any bad storms coming through or the tent could go flying. My husband is going on a 10 day tramp not long after we get there so it will just be me and the 3 kids, 2 cats, 5 kittens and a dog, plus hundreds of rabbits. Should be a laugh, I think I will be doing a lot of out door painting. On my website there will be some smaller artworks for sale as well as cards and prints while Im moving and getting ourselves setup. Will keep you posted on the camping adventures.

Lavender Field by Helen Blair
Lavender Field by Helen Blair


Lavender Field
Oil on Board
Size 9 x 12 inches
With Frame aprox 12 x 15 inches
Painted with Palette knife & Brush
This one has been inspired because I love Lavender and would like to grow my own lavender field on our new place in Alexandra.


Theres still a few calendars left but have been selling fast so be in quick if you would like one.

Thumbnails for 2016 Calendar, Helen Blair Art
Thumbnails for 2016 Calendar, Helen Blair Art








Heres a few examples of Old hut sketches Ive been working on, theres 12 in the series. I love old huts, Ive also spent a lot of time in old huts on many tramps I have done, so I guess that is what has inspired me to do them.

I have a new short video out too on Palette Knife practice , check out free videos page.

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