Tag Archives: Western Australia

Parakeelya Shoe #2

Since my last post my proposal for my first solo exhibition has been accepted – I’m excited as the 16 year old that still resides in me!

In the past 7 weeks I’ve created 7(!) more acrylic paintings for my exhibition which is under wraps for now.  1st May 2021 will be the opening night.

I take a break from the acrylics now and then, sitting down to ‘doodle’.  Here is the second version of my Parakeelya Shoe and the third in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 – ballpoint pens on paper for mixed media – 210gsm, made by St Cuthberts Mill, UK.

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Helen

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Running Postman Shoe #2

The second version of my Running Postman Shoe and the second in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 – ballpoint pens on paper for mixed media – 210gsm, made by St Cuthberts Mill, UK.

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Helen

Running Postman - Ballpoint pens on paper - by Helen Lock

Running Postman – Ballpoint pens on paper – by Helen Lock

Same But Different

When I have just a few minutes spare, or when I need a rest from standing at my easel, I’m tempted to pick up a ballpoint pen and doodle. So now I’ve started Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – Ballpoint pens on mixed media paper.  Meet a different Blue Stars Shoe!

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Helen

Blue Stars Shoe - Wildflower Shoe Series 2

Blue Stars Shoe – Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – by Helen Lock

The Reason Is…

No posts since early November because I’ve been busy – painting!

In the last 3 months I’ve completed:

  • 7 50cm square paintings in my Blue Stars series, which is under wraps for now
  • A small painting of a bowl of petunias
  • Produced 4 experimental works using acrylic inks
  • Four flower shoe paintings on canvas board 20 by 30 cm

For me this is prolific!

This is the first of my flower shoe designs featuring Australian wildflowers.

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Helen

Blue Stars Shoe

Blue Stars Shoe – 8 x 10” – Acrylic on canvas board – by Helen Lock

Yay! She Will Live On!

I first met this strong looking woman about 7 years ago.  We used to pass her on our daily walks  . She stood tall, weathered by life experiences, feeling her age yet soldiering on – that is until she  gave way for a fire break… I’m glad I started her portrait before her demise and have reference photos.

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Helen

Strength In Adeversity – Helen Lock

Sunshine Rocks – #Inktober 2018 Day 24

Remembering it as an easy trail, except for the last part, we climbed Castle Rock in the Porongurups on the 24th.  Either our memories or our bodies must have played a trick on us as it was a long slog up to the first lookout! The vertical climb from there up to the skywalk was well worth the struggle as the views in the sunshine were stunning.

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Sunshine Rocks – #Inktober 2018 Day 24

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Helen

Wild Stitch Art

I used some of my wildflower painting designs as embroidery motifs for a set of napkins while stitching as a passenger – travelling home to Western Australia.

I think the translation worked quite well. Any wonkiness reflects the state of the roads not me 😉

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Helen