Monday, November 9, 2015
here. I am moving home in a few months time which has led me to sorting out my studio and I thought it would be a good time to sell some of my original works on paper that I tend to hang onto and feel quite attached to. Each piece is a one of a kind, painted either on watercolor or canvas paper, predominantly in watercolor, ink and acrylic paint, which will be signed and dated by the artist - me, Paula Mills! Please check each listing for sizes and price. I will keep adding to this section as I continue to sort out my studio and make room for lots of new work!
Friday, October 9, 2015
|My still life acrylic paint exercise in tone and self portrait painted in oils|
|My Morandi inspired still life|
|Self portrait working from a reference by Anne-Sophie Tschiegg|
|Adriane's work bench in the Fitzroy Studio|
|Detail of my self portrait in acrylic paint.|
|Beautiful Fitzroy Studio|
With all that in mind I decided to have a go at learning a little more about painting. Once a week I have been going to a painting course in Fitzroy through www.fitzroypainting.com run by Adriane Stramp. The environment is wonderful - a big, beautiful old studio at the top of winding stairs in an Edwardian building on Brunswick Street, in Melbourne. So far I have learnt so much about mixing paints, colour themes, tones and shades. I have had a go at painting a few still life set ups and a self portrait in acrylic and for the next chapter I think I am going to learn to work in oils which feels so far out of my comfort zone but I am loving it! Learning is so exciting.
Monday, September 14, 2015
We are so excited about a very successful collaboration with Lalaland. Sweet William has designed a whole new range of everyday cards as well as a very special foil card range. These cards are now exclusively available through Lalaland - you may view foil range here and view the everyday range here. Yay, so pleased with them all!
Monday, September 7, 2015
Friday, September 4, 2015
|Photo – Eve Wilson, production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.|
The Design Files, Country Style Magazine, The Age and The Herald Sun. I am very grateful that our Warrandyte home has been documented in this way as we will be moving on and leaving it soon. I have mixed feelings about this; excitement as Pete, the kids and I face our next big adventure of moving into Melbourne city for a more urban lifestyle and sadness as we leave behind our much loved Warrandyte cottage, local friends, community and amazing natural beauty. This cottage has served us well and I am sure the next family who is fortunate enough to dwell here will love it just as much as we have. Our home has been listed with Fletchers if anyone is thinking of living in this beautiful part of the world - here's the link.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
My brother, Myles, is a wonderful chef. He is married to a lovely Irish girl called Jane. They own and run a very successful cafe in StrandHill called Shells Cafe, they have won many awards, they have also published two cook books and successfully renovated a beautiful cottage. Their latest and most admirable accomplishment has been the addition of Arlo, their first child and my gorgeous nephew! Of course I traveled from Australia to Ireland to meet him. I love this quote by Anthony Brandt: 'Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.'
|Myles and myself with little Arlo in his baby sling, taking selfies|
|Beautiful collections in my brother's home|
|Their very clever cottage renovation|
|Myles and Jane|
|The beautiful view from their living room|
|Little baby Arlo!|
|Summer flowers in their garden|
|A walk in Esky, Ireland|
|Jane, Arlo and myself|
|The wild West Coast of Ireland|
|Can't go by with out taking a snap - so pretty|
|Artwork I created for Arlo, available as an art print here|
|My lovelies - Myles and Arlo|
Monday, July 13, 2015
|Me sharing some skills. Photo's by Aim Aris|
|Magdalena Franco from Unleash Creative|
|Photo by Jody of @lemonrhodes on instagram|
|Amazing cakes and treats from In A World Of Cake.|
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Unleash Creative to run a water colour workshop in Melbourne on Saturday the 11th of July 2015. I will be alongside collage artist, Pete Cromer and illustrator Kate Pullen who will each be running their own workshops, all under the banner of Paperlecious. It is going to be one brilliant, creative day! Pop over to Unleash Creative to get all the details. Tickets are limited. Photographs of me, in my home studio taken by Sallyanne Hartnell.
Monday, June 1, 2015
hardtofind.com.au. Snap up any Sweet William prints and cards at brilliant prices! Free shipping within Australia too!