Eddie's Big Day Out by Carmen  Cilliers
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A Commission – and finally glad to have it finished.

Acrylic on Canvas 77 × 61cm

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(Close up of Eddie)

My paintings are an exploration and expression of my personal emotions, interpersonal relationships and recollections of childhood; the human condition; and also influenced by my travel experiences and their influences on my senses as well as inspiration drawn from current fashion and pop culture.

My aim is to represent my world and express, with my chosen media the emotional moments, quirky twists and often humorous encounters of life.

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  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    A bit of whimsy. In June this style won me an award at Margaret River (Life Saving Trials), later on, Strip Strollers sold at the Victoria Park Art Awards without hesitation for $800 and I had my personal doubts about it being liked, I have then since been asked to do some commissions… but in spite of how apparently simple this style may appear I actually find it painstakingly slow because of the layers and layers of paint to get the depth etc. Each colour is painted in a contrast first, then stippled over and then brushed over again so that when you look at the actual painting you can see tiny bits of contrasting colour in the main colour fields… yea, I need to find an alternative I think, but still, all in all very rewarding when finished.

  • gillsart
    gillsartover 6 years ago

    Too Cool !! love the doggy too !!

  • Aw thanks Gill… it’s a big deal that bloody dog so let’s hope the owners say the same thing! Can you tell what it is?

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • oldfartart
    oldfartartover 6 years ago

    Love your style, as always you are brilliant :)

  • Thanks Kim, do you really like this, I am so glad… I have been the worst procrastinator… sort of don’t want to dissapoint the person who commissioned me, I should be greatful – but comms are a lot of pressure don’t you think?

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Ooh, like this little trick RB is doing with our photos when we respond to comments – cool.

  • grarbaleg
    grarbalegover 6 years ago

    Whimsy the depicts Aussie to a T just
    lovely great colour depth and I love the descritpion
    how to
    I learn so much from REDBUBBLERS like your self whom ppen up there techniques
    thank you so much brilliant portrait
    much abundance to you and yours

  • thanks and you are welcome, we are all here to share and learn (I think)… no, seriously, thank you and much abundance to you and yours too!

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • oldfartart
    oldfartartover 6 years ago

    Yep, i used to do commercial art and hated client work, greatly, but your work is always always brilliant, seriously :) And i like that new little trick too :)

  • I’m happy with it but don’t feel I stylized the dog enough… what do you think?

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • Carmen  Cilliers
    Carmen Cilliersover 6 years ago

    Well, I’m outta here, I have a social life I am apparently supposed to go live now that work is done. : ) Have fun everyone!

  • oldfartart
    oldfartartover 6 years ago

    Um, i will send you a msg, i know what you mean :) Lucky girl having a social life…whatever that is :)

  • gillsart
    gillsartover 6 years ago

    Sorry Carmen have no idea what breed the dog is . .looks like a bits and pieces breed ! LOL …yes it is always hard with peoples childrens or pets ( a lot of time spent worrying about getting it right )

  • King percy cavelier… or george/nigel/arnie… king whatever

    – Carmen Cilliers

  • sweetscent62
    sweetscent62over 6 years ago

    Very cool Carmen : ) good for you for the effort…it’s worth it for such a great ,fun painting! And it is definitely your style : ) Well done!! Wen xo

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