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    Fran Rhodes
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Who new the Pulp Fiction soundtrack was so good to paint to? Wow! Furious brushwork here, even if it’s not really evident :) what fun! #art #painter #perthartist #painting #momwhopaints #underpainting #wip #process #darkswan #acryliconwood #roundboards #cannotstop #abstractlandscape
Started underpainting on another one, right at the end of a long day. So glad I did. Getting things in place... tomorrow, between marking essays and teaching online, I will start adding more bits to this. Possibly time for another flower person. #painter #painting #longdays #squeezethemarrowoutoflife #momwhopaints #background #underpainting #paint #wip #darkswan  #abstractlandscape
On the painting table. Why stop at one? :) preparing boards. Not sure who or what is going to surface here. Maybe I will know tomorrow... #thinkingaboutpainting #momwhopaints #painter #roundboard #surfacepreparation #windsorandnewton #acryliconboard #studiotime #paint #
On the easel. Wip. This is a bit bigger than the last one is a bit bigger than the last one at 70cm across. It has been a long day but it was so good to have some time in the studio :) making progress. #painter #painting #momwhopaints #underpainting #preparation #burningland #roses #heritage #darkswan
Idea testing. Developing ideas for the Dark Swan exhibition. Planning and thinking about getting into the studio later on:) :) :) #thinkingaboutpainting #artistsgram #fabricatedhistories #alternativehistories #heritage #gothicsensibilities #gothicantipodes #australiangothic #painter #momwhopaints #ghostly #migrancy #swanrivercolony #reimagined #ideatesting #planning #perthartist #darkswan
One of the special joys of small towns and days off is finding secondhand bookshops with curious titles and having the time to rummage :) Haeckel makes me so very happy :) #starcoral #protazoa #books #bibliophile #nosuchthingastoomanybooks  #haeckel #nature #illustration #treasure
Lovely day out but lovely to be home. Have to try to get into the studio this evening and push my project along... so pleased with the way the garden is shaping up under my husband’s care :) plaques are getting hung and turf is being put down and the pool has been cleaned. Perfect spot for a bit of painting and planning :) #garden #artistsgarden #home #geraniums #thinkingaboutpainting
Lovely day out but lovely to be home. Have to try to get into the studio this evening and push my project along... so pleased with the way the garden is shaping up under my husband’s care :) plaques are getting hung and turf is being put down and the pool has been cleaned. Perfect spot for a bit of painting and planning :) #garden  #artistsgarden  #home  #geraniums  #thinkingaboutpainting 
Falling more in love with Dwellingup. Today was exploration of Nanga Brook. Cascades are flowing with vigour :) glorious glorious glorious light and trees and company :) I want to go camping! #lovewherewelive #peel #dwellibgup #nangabrook #trees #light #familyday #theartistisblissedout #bluewren #cascades
Today I am mostly writing lectures and walking in the bush with family, collecting pieces of landscape for future paintings BUT I am also delighting in having had some help to finally get this old treasure into the studio. This was my Gran’s chair. It is a rocker and I used it to nurse both my kids, lulling then with the rocking whilst they fed. Now it is my studio chair, a place to sit and look at the easels and think, surrounded by memories of loving family. #simplepleasures #loveinthelittlethings #memoryobjects #studio #comfort #personalhistories
Today I am mostly writing lectures and walking in the bush with family, collecting pieces of landscape for future paintings BUT I am also delighting in having had some help to finally get this old treasure into the studio. This was my Gran’s chair. It is a rocker and I used it to nurse both my kids, lulling then with the rocking whilst they fed. Now it is my studio chair, a place to sit and look at the easels and think, surrounded by memories of loving family. #simplepleasures  #loveinthelittlethings  #memoryobjects  #studio  #comfort  #personalhistories 
Underpainting complete! Now this little monster can dry out while I mark some essays and then she gets glazed and the next layer of paint goes on :) pretty pleased :)
#darkswan #decorative #pattern #momwhopaints #landscapeinterrupted #flowers #flowerchild #flowerface #hybrid #monstrous #heritage #painter #painting #acryliconboard #figurative #wip #makingptogress
Day of making some order and some progress in the studio I love this little space. It needs some work as half the ceiling had come down and it’s pretty cold with just a tin roof but it’s still a delight to be in and to be surrounded by treasures that the kids have made or that I’ve collected, especially some of my most prized and out of print books and journals. I so wish FMR were still publishing. #momwhopaints #artist #sanctum #studio #creativespace #artistsstudio #fmr  #francomariaricci #treasures
Day of making some order and some progress in the studio I love this little space. It needs some work as half the ceiling had come down and it’s pretty cold with just a tin roof but it’s still a delight to be in and to be surrounded by treasures that the kids have made or that I’ve collected, especially some of my most prized and out of print books and journals. I so wish FMR were still publishing. #momwhopaints  #artist  #sanctum  #studio  #creativespace  #artistsstudio  #fmr  #francomariaricci  #treasures 
Pretty jolly happy with today’s progress :) this one is intended for Dark Swan and I hope it makes the cut! :) one of my little monsters with roses for eyes :) #dark #gothicantipodes #australiangothic #childofmigrants #outofplace #monstrous #grotesque #gothicsensibilities #hybrid #heritage #alternativehistories #acryliconwood #roundboard #art #perthartist #painter #monster #momwhopaints #pattern #decorative #landscapeinterrupted #darkswan #wip #workinprogress
Pretty jolly happy with today’s progress :) this one is intended for Dark Swan and I hope it makes the cut! :) one of my little monsters with roses for eyes :) #dark  #gothicantipodes  #australiangothic  #childofmigrants  #outofplace  #monstrous  #grotesque  #gothicsensibilities  #hybrid  #heritage  #alternativehistories  #acryliconwood  #roundboard  #art  #perthartist  #painter  #monster  #momwhopaints  #pattern  #decorative  #landscapeinterrupted  #darkswan  #wip  #workinprogress 
Day of studio and homely pleasures :) the orchids and other wildflowers are all coming out in the bush-reserve. Can’t wait for the donkey orchids and spider orchids to open. Also experienced most amazing family lunch, courtesy of my poet: Camembert wrapped in dough, baked with spicy baby potatoes and leek soup and rhubarb crumble and now I can barely move. Going to stand still and glaze paintings for a bit :) #orchids #wildflowers #westernaustralia #indulgence #lovewherewelive #bushwalk #foodcoma #bakedcamembert #studiotime
Day of studio and homely pleasures :) the orchids and other wildflowers are all coming out in the bush-reserve. Can’t wait for the donkey orchids and spider orchids to open. Also experienced most amazing family lunch, courtesy of my poet: Camembert wrapped in dough, baked with spicy baby potatoes and leek soup and rhubarb crumble and now I can barely move. Going to stand still and glaze paintings for a bit :) #orchids  #wildflowers  #westernaustralia  #indulgence  #lovewherewelive  #bushwalk  #foodcoma  #bakedcamembert  #studiotime 
Studio morning :) preparing underpainting and getting super busy. I love the intensity of Liquitex Indanthrene blue. Utterly luscious. #momwhopaints #gothicantipodes #australiangothic #landscapesofmemory #landscapeinterrupted #imaginaryhistories #gettingbusy #deadlines #studio #painter #Liquitex #indanthreneblue
Further experimentation with landscapes. Real becoming unreal. #syntheticlandscapes #landscape #landscapeofmemoryandimagination #wetlands #gothicantipodes #australiangothic
Thinking about painting and enjoying tripping through the sour grass and the wetland plants. Black swans and egrets and packed lunch in a bird-hide with flocks of wrens. Studio beckons! Those paintings won’t paint themselves! #landscape #lovewherewelive #peel #wa #creery #wetlands #wild #attheedge #thinkingaboutpainting #studioday #painter #momwhopaints
Old photos helping to propel new paintings. I never get tired of exploring bush land or of watching the kids delight in all the details, all the wonder they observe in plants and creatures and detritus. #bushland #wonderland #wonder #lovewherewelive #wattle #childhood #wonderofchildhood #momwhopaints #planning #painter #strangeandwonderful
Portrait of the artist in bliss. Working from home and interspersing work at the computer with garden and studio time and coffee or walks with my fabulous husband. Yesterday’s rain and hail are replaced with glorious sunshine and I wish you all a beautiful day :) x #blissedout #portraitoftheartist #contentment #gloriousday #sohappyimgoingtopop