Sunday, March 14, 2010

new white tent . a few things about the tents!


i thought i'd show + tell about the tents because i seem to keep painting them! they are my current inspiration.

i associate them with childhood holidays + music festivals, and the fun of sleeping outside under the stars ~ breaking free from the routine of hoping into bed like normal. even though home was in a country area when i was a child, the excitement of setting up a temporary outdoor 'home' was big!

there were many christmas holidays in the late 70s with 2 family tents in our backyard and a family from interstate in each of them . . .

. . . the romance and escapism of a road trip and visiting new landscapes + environments are subjects that pop up in my work quite often.

happy monday!

13 comments:

sMacThoughts said...

Lovely!

Lisa at Visual Journey Photo said...

Wonderful memories. I have many great memories of camping out too. Thanks for reminding me. :)

june at noon said...

Oh, Belinda, I love this one! I love how there seems to be a glow coming from the tent, lantern (or torch) light maybe? So neat how your history affects your work.

Anna Betts said...

So lovely Belinda, you've reminded me how fun camping in Scotland was last summer. Love the colours you use too, whenever I see turquoise and red I always think of them as your colours now!

Moonangelnay said...

i was thinking myself that they remind me of festivals. particularly of a yearly folk festival in my hometown that probably should have tents because its so darned cool and i would happily camp there if i could lol!!! but although you dont camp at this one, your pictures remind me of it :)

vadjutka said...

I love this new tent - your tents are getting happier and happier :-)

Jeana Marie said...

your tents are beautifully nostalgic with such a fresh palette...I'm loving them...(sorry so quiet lately)

C. Wade said...

It's so funny you're stuck on tents right now- but I love them! They ARE nostalgic, and very pleasing!

caramela said...

you know I have never been camping with a tent but you make me dream of it anyway!
Annamaria xx

Aris said...

I am loving the tents. They have a magical quality, and how they glow! I can't wait to go camping this summer!

mizu designs said...

Lovely painting! So soft.

rachel awes said...

i found you through tangled sky blog & so glad!!! this piece is GORGEOUS!! best brightest flowers & tent-joy i send your way.

kanishk said...

I love this one!
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