How I create a painting. Magpie Song. oil stick, oil paint and paper collage on canvas.

I started this painting drawing Magpies in my sketch book. Then the shapes of Magpies onto paper which I cut out and placed onto my canvas until I was happy with the composition. Then drawing these shapes onto my canvas and working with charcoal, oil stick and oil paint and paper collage to achieve the finished painting. The paper I used for the collage is from 1950’s school text books.

Magpie Song, I am very happy with the result.

My Life as an Artist

My Life as an Artist

Quote, “ you are an artist, you are so lucky your life must be so relaxing.”

This is a common statement made by non artists.

Yes I am lucky to be an artist, I do what I love. I create, I make and I challenge myself to do better.

But relaxing, this is the story of three months of work for a one day exhibition.

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Fingers Crossed

This week I delivered my piece to the Wanneroo Art Awards, fingers crossed.

This year I am entering the sculpture category. Girt By Sea is soda fired Raku clay. The title, meaning surrounded by sea is a line from the Australian national anthem.

Christine Hingston. Girt By Sea..JPG
Girt By Sea..JPG

My painting provides home inspiration

Lovely to learn in this article in the Weekend West New Homes Magazine that my painting has such a prominent place in this new home! Excerpt from the article: “A striking painting of African women and children, in shades of blue and brown, inspired the colour scheme for this light-filled home with panoramic views across the Canning River and Perth city skyline…….The painting, by WA artist Christine Hingston, takes pride of place in the home’s foyer, opposite another Hingston work depicting a bustling African marketplace.”


Preparing for Art Upmarket Perth

For the last three months, I have been working on paintings and ceramic pieces for the Art Upmarket, to be held on the 6th of April at Winthrop Hall at the University of Western Australian in Perth.

Looking forward to a fabulous event, hope to see you there!

In the studio

Working on a commissioned painting in my Bali studio. I am enjoying the rhythm of creating the downwards strokes, and playing with tonal values. It’s a meditative process that can absorb me for hour on hour.