Salamanca Market, January 7, 2023

Happy New Year!

I crept out of the house at 5:30 am and made my way to Salamanca Market. My next-door-neighbour stallholder’s boot of her car closed on her when she was unloading. Not to worry, I rescued her, and we both managed to set up our stalls without further incident.

My first customer of the day was from the Gold Coast, and she bought an original painting of a little wombat enamoured with feathers, titled, “Feather Spotting” and a print titled “Entanglement”.

Feather Spotting
Entanglement. See what a beautiful pattern the word “unfurl” makes. https://pjpaintings.com/collections/unfurling/products/entanglement

A visitor from Coffs Harbour https://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/coffs-harbour-nsw purchased a “Friendship Refreshes the Soul” print to take back with her.

A family that has moved from Sydney to Tranmere, Tasmania purchased three prints to hang in their new home: “Devilish Siesta”, “Hanging Out” and “Dinner for Five???”. She works remotely so she was able to bring her job with her.

Hanging Out
Dinner for Five??? Are they going to have to share an ant?! Have a couple legs each.

I met a Flemish couple from Belgium. They bought a greeting card for friends that are getting married and a Bunk Beds card for a friend that is expecting her 5th child. A “Bunk Beds” print was purchased by a student from Columbia, South America, studying in Sydney.

Three Belgians
Bunk Beds

A lady visiting from Sydney purchased “Afternoon Siesta” print. She saw a wombat in the wild at Cradle Mountain, Tasmania. She said her friend is taking up yoga to de-stress and that she tells her to just be a wombat, they have no stress.

Afternoon Siesta

“Spiky Bunk Beds” and “Lazy Days” prints are going to the UK and another “Lazy Days” print is going to Spain.

Spiky Bunk Beds

A lady purchased an urban sketch that I did on location of Bellerive Beach, Tasmania and a “Maggie” and “The Three Amigos II” print.

It was nice that Hobart turned on the sun for all the visitors, international and local today.

Until next week, take care and have fun being creative.

Warmest regards, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

Quality prints of my art are available at www.pjpaintings.com

Art thought for the day:

“An artist is not paid for his labour but for his vision.” — James McNeill Whistler

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Tickle My Toes

Greetings,

I hope you’re all well in the lead-up to the festive season commencements.

Yesterday, we had the coldest December day in 50 years! Tasmania is experiencing cold Antarctic blasts for a few days. We’re supposed to be experiencing summer weather, not wintery conditions.

Lucky its summery weather where this little wombat decided to jump on a swing. I’ve named this painting “Tickle My Toes”

Tickle My Toes

Enjoy your weekend!

Cheers, Patricia (PJ)

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Warm Drink

Good evening,

I trust that you are well.

I painted this for Day 27 of the Wombatober Challenge. The prompt word is “Warm Drink”.

Home Sweet, Cosy, Home

I love painting cosy, warm interiors. I think it must link back to my favourite book when I was a young child called “Bonne Nuit Petit Ours”. I loved the illustrations of the different rooms of the house.

one page from the book “Bonne Nuit Petit Ours”

I hope that you are cosy and enjoying a warm drink.

Have a good week.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

http://www.pjpaintings.com

Salamanca Market August 13, 2022

It was a mild day and it rained off and on basically all day.

My first customer of the day was a couple from Brisbane, Queensland. They arrived yesterday for a nine-day Tasmanian holiday. They bought two zip pouches: “Lazy Days” and “Salamanca Fresh”. Another couple from Brisbane, here for the weekend to celebrate their 19year wedding anniversary, purchased ”Spotty”, “Scarlet Robin Rescue” and an original winter scene painting, which I seem to have forgotten to take a photo of it.

Spotty quality prints available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats
“Scarlet Robin Rescue” quality prints available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/emus

A couple from Port Macquarie, NSW, https://www.britannica.com/place/Port-Macquarie bought a “Dinner for Five???” print. He did his Computer Science university degree at the University of Tasmania about 30 years ago.

“Dinner for Five???”
Are these five going to share one ant!?
Quality prints of this image is available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/realistic-animals

A lady bought “Silent Disco” for her shack on Penguin’s Head Road in Culburra, NSW, and her daughters bought Enchanted Forest I and II prints. https://www.aussietowns.com.au/town/culburra-beach-nsw

Fairy Penguins enjoying a Silent Disco
Quality prints of this image available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/realistic-animals

A sister bought a “Family Outing” zip pouch for her 17-year-old sister. A fellow from Adelaide bought four prints: three to hang either in his bedroom or the wall going up the stairs and “Bonnie & Me” for his friend.

“Bonnie & Me!”

A couple from the Hunter Valley, NSW, are taking home two tote bags: “Scarlet Robins” and “Hanging Out”. A couple, visiting from Singapore, are taking home four tote bags for their friends: “What the Devil?!?” “Lazy Days”, “Hammock Life” and “Salamanca Saturdays”.

Hanging Out
Lazy Days
Salamanca Saturdays
Scarlet Robins

A couple visiting from Sydney, bought “Iconic Aussies”, “Motherly Emutions” and “Piggyback” for their 34-year-old daughter living in Squamish, BC, Canada.

Iconic Aussies
Motherly Emutions
Piggyback

The rain really started coming down just when I arrived home. That’s a nice change! Lol

Art thought for the week:

Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope, will keep them company to the end of the day.
— Winston Churchill.

Wishing everybody a happy and creative upcoming week. Cheers, Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade

Not Feeling Blue

In between serving customers at Peppercorn Gallery in Richmond, I started drawing and painting a little wombat taking shelter from the rain under its raincoat.

The start of my “Not Feeling Blue II” painting

I finished the painting the painting at home.

“Not Feeling Blue II”

I wish you a “not feeling blue” week.

Cheers, from PJ Paintings

Salamanca Market March 5, 2022

I navigated the stairs out of my house in darkness to make the short drive to Salamanca Market. Rain was forecasted but thankfully none eventuated.

My first visitors to the stall were locals and they purchased a “Lazy Days” print, followed by two sisters who bought “Leafy Decorum” and “Glamour Girls” for their mother, just because they love her. Their mother loves black cockatoos.

Lazy Days
Leafy Decorum
Glamour Girls

Some of the under-18 girls Australian Football Rules (AFL) state team, Tasmania Devils, stopped by before playing their Victoria competitors in Hobart. https://tasdevils.com.au/ (unfortunately, they lost their game).

A “Sitting on the Fence” print is heading to Melbourne.

“Sitting on the Fence” Prints are available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/birds

A “Sea Life” print is going to the Gold Coast to adorn a nursery. The couple are expecting their first baby. Water came close to their house but thankfully receded before it reached the house.

A newly married couple bought a “Double Date” print. A lady, visiting from South Australia, purchased a “Bunk Beds” print. She’s travelling around Tasmania before she heads home. Three ladies bought three small “Salamanca Fresh” pouches to remind them of their time here. A man bought a “Salamanca Fresh” cushion cover to take back to Melbourne. My paintings printed on square cushion covers, made in Australia, are available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/cards

A young man from France purchased some Tasmanian bird images for a souvenir. He’s been travelling for 2.5 years, firstly visiting New Caledonia.

Two original paintings sold today, a painting of platypus and elephants. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of both paintings.

The painting that sold was similar to this one

It took me quadruple the time to drive home because there was a car accident before the Tasman Bridge. It was good to get home and put my feet up. 😊

Thanks for visiting and I hope that the upcoming week is a gentle one for you.

Cheers, from PJ Paintings

High quality prints available at www.pjpaintings.com

Salamanca Market February 5, 2022

It doesn’t take long until I’m leaving for the market in semi-darkness again. Thankfully blue skies and sunshine soon made their presence.

The first visitors to the stall were a young couple from Brisbane. They saw several echidnas while exploring Tasmania and said they had a soft spot for them. Therefore, “Spiky Bunk Beds” was their chosen print.

Spiky Bunk Beds prints are available at https://pjpaintings.com/collections/wombats

A couple visiting from Hervey Bay, Queensland, the whale capital of Australia he told me, bought an A-3 sized print of “Who, Who, Who are You? II”. Another couple from Adelaide and Sydney bought “Who, Who, Who are You? II” also. There are not many prints of this size left of this painting and the A-4 size limited edition print run ran out over a year ago. https://www.visitfrasercoast.com/why-hervey-bay-is-australias-whale-watching-capital/

Who, Who, Who are You? II

A couple from Sydney bought three prints “Spiky Bunk Beds”, “Hanging Out” and “House Sharing”. Another visitor from Sydney purchased a “Salamanca Saturdays” print and a lady also from Sydney purchased my original painting of a Flame Robin.

House Sharing
Flame Robin

A gallery that is representing me phoned me during the market to tell me that they sold the original painting of “Goldilocks and the 20 Penguins”. When they were visiting Tasmania, she bought a print of “Goldilocks and the 20 Penguins” and when she got back to Sydney, she decided she just had to have the original painting. So, Goldilocks the Wombat, is going to make its home in Sydney.

Goldilocks and the 20 Penguins

Thank you for visiting and I wish you a great upcoming week.

Cheers from PJ Paintings

 at site 30 at Salamanca Market, Tasmania

Quality prints are available at http://www.pjpaintings.com

A Little Bit of Humour

Can an ant feed five echidnas???!

I hope that my latest painting gives you a little chuckle.

Dinner for Five???

Echidnas have spines like a porcupine, a beak like a bird, a pouch like a kangaroo, and lays eggs like a reptile. They are a member of the monotremes, along with the platypus, an order of egg-laying mammals. They are a small, solitary mammal native to Tasmania and Australia. They are usually 30 to 40 cm long and weigh between 2 to 4.5 kilos.

I love the way they walk, they waddle (on the ground). They don’t climb trees or swing from gum nuts, but the beauty of having artistic licence is that you can create whimsical and humorous scenes like this. 

 Quality A-4 and A-3 sizes Limited Edition print runs of 100 of “Dinner for Five???”, numbered, titled and signed by me, the artist are available at: https://pjpaintings.com/collections/realistic-animals/products/dinner-for-five  and the original painting will soon be available at Tiger ina Papera Unique Woodcraft Gallery, 7/81 Salamanca Place, Hobart, when it exits from the framers. https://au.placedigger.com/tiger-ina-papera-unique-woodcraft731112233.html

I hope that “Dinner for Five?” gave you a little chuckle this morning.

Cheers, from Patricia (PJ) Hopwood-Wade