Tag Archives: Western Australia

Wildflower Shoe – Banksia Coccinea

The sixth in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 was inspired by the beautiful red Banksia Coccinea – a shrub native to Western Australia.

Maybe the last flower shoe of the series, maybe not!

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Helen

A fantasy shoe made of Banksia Nuts and Flower Stems

Banksia Coccinea Flower Shoe – by Helen Lock – Ballpoint pen

Cowslip Orchid Shoe #1

My first Cowslip Orchid shoe design rendered in ballpoint pen and yellow ink.ย  Yellow ink because the only yellow ballpoint pen I could find was fluoro.ย  I guess there’s not much demand for them…

I was inspired by seeing a beautiful group of Cowslip Orchids growing wild when walking in the stunning Porongurup Ranges in south western Australia.

This is the fifth in my Wildfower Shoe Series #2.

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Helen

Native Cowslip Orchid Fantasy Shoe by Helen Lock

Cowslip Orchid Flower Shoe – by Helen Lock – Ballpoint pen and yellow ink

Native Wisteria Shoe #2

Since my last post in early March, Covid-19 has really impacted the world.

A minor impact is that I suspect that my first art exhibition scheduled for May next year will be postponed as so many have had to be cancelled this year.

Nevertheless I’ve completed 20 paintings already – 8 to go!

Self isolation certainly gives one more time for hobbies…

I take a break from painting now and then and pick up pens, or needles and thread, or crochet hook and yarn, or…

Here is the second version of my Native Wisteria Shoe and the fourth in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 โ€“ ballpoint pens on paper for mixed media โ€“ 210gsm, made by St Cuthberts Mill, UK.

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Helen

Flower Shoe Art - Native Wisteria - Biro

Native Wisteria Flower Shoe – Ballpoint Pen – by Helen Lock

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.ย  1st May 2021 will be the opening night.

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

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Helen

FS B Parakeelya001 (2)

 

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, Iโ€™m tempted to pick up a ballpoint pen and doodle. So now Iโ€™ve started Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – Ballpoint pens on mixed media paper. ย 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 Iโ€™ve been busy – painting!

In the last 3 months Iโ€™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 10โ€ – Acrylic on canvas board – by Helen Lock