Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kathy Romeo and Kim Mathieson in Retro Mammas Exhibition Salon Rouge

Kathy Romeo

in Retro Mammas exhibition at Salon Rouge Gallery
Painter Kathy Romeo has gone retro in theme, calling upon the domestic language and homewares of our mothers’ era, with warmth and nostalgia. Crocheted doylies, cut glass jugs, silverware; all painted with lavish attention to detail in these high key studies in subtle light and shade. All of these sizes are suited to be posted by Australia Post and make great presents or indulgence for the self. Postage and packaging free Australia wide December only.
Above; “Peach Passion” Oil on canvas 60 x 100cm $950
Above; “Orange gin fling”  Oil on canvas 70x85cm $850
Above; " Creme Anglaise" 60 x 90cm Oil on canvas $850
Below; "Apricot Blaze" Oil on canvas 75cm x 900 $1100
For painting purchases and laybuys contact Jacqueline Coates M 0412 587 438 or email jacquelinecoates@bigpond.com
Kim Mathieson
in Retro Mammas exhibition at Salon Rouge  
Kim Mathieson has gone retro with vintage fabrics sourced from all over the world, sharing her passion for prints and cloths from a bygone era. In her charming Fabric Bags. Kim’s combines American feed sacks with vintage flour sack cloth in Country Strawberry, whilst in Country Garden features ticking trim, vintage tea towel lining, decorator fabric, and an embroidered panel from a vintage tea towel. Three bags only available at $75 each.  Allow $10 p and p.    

 To secure your piece of the past call 0412 587 438 or email jacquelinecoates@bigpond.com

Friday, December 2, 2011

Jacqueline Coates Paintings Exhibition Bondi Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

I hope you enjoy my oil on canvas series which celebrate the seasons through flowers and produce where I live in the Barossa Valley. I've provided some close ups so that you can see the texture I create in these paintings using sponge, brushes, palette knife and an abundance of oil paints. See the invitation deails below follwed by the selection of paintings.
You can contact me by mobile to purchase artworks or express your interest via; M 0412587 438.
Artworks can be sent interstate and overseas.


Plum Blossom
91cm square
Oil on canvas
$4200 SOLD

Plum Blossom painting detail
Oil on canvas
 (applied with sponge, brush and palette knife)


Barossa Beurre Bosch Pears
76cm square
Oil on canvas


Crimson Ranunculus and Hyacinths
Oil on canvas


Figs from my Garden
76cm square 
Oil on canvas


Market Veggies

Oil on canvas


Mildred Street Roses
76cm square
Oil on canvas 

Orchids and Rhododendrons

Oil on canvas


Spring Peonies
76cm square
Oil on canvas


Peony Bunch with Delphiniums and belly button daises
101cm square
Oil on canvas

Peony Bunch with Delphiniums and belly button daises painting detail
Oil on canvas
 (applied with sponge, brush and palette knife)

Pink, Crimson, white and green Hydrangeas in a vase
76cm square
Oil on canvas

Last of the pomegranates
Oil on canvas


Oil on canvas

Sonia Rykiel Roses
76cm square
Oil on canvas

Just Picked Strawberries
Oil on canvas


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peony Bouquet Workshop and High Tea @ Viva The Flower Store

On Sunday
a group of lucky women congregated at Avril Hallow's
spacious and lovely flower studio, Viva The Flower Store in Angaston to celebrate the Peony season.
Avril demonstrated how to make a florist's 'ball' from copper beech,
camellia and Malacca leaves into which we inserted our choice of exquisite peony blooms.
A divine low cut glass vase was included and the trick was to get your bunch to look full and comfortable in the vase.
I was a late arrival to the workshop as came dashing in after the Blooms Painting workshop had finished at my gallery, Salon Rouge Gallery in Kapunda. My own students had done a great job of their paintings but I didn't want to leave until their paintings had been completed to our satisfaction. So it was a thrill that it turned out I could make it to the peony workshop as student myself.
I hadn't missed too much and thankfully Avril gave me a helping hand to get my leaf ball started. There was still an enviable selection of peonies to choose from. I think I ended up with about ten peonies in my generous bunch.

I chose the classic pale pink with crimson stripes and a couple of dark pink blooms.
Once we had all learned to make our own peony bunches, fit for any wedding table or simply the perfect touch for home, we were then treated to a delicious and most elegant high tea, accompanied by Sorby Adams bubbles.
It really is a tough life for some, isn't it? For myself it was a wonderful treat after a painting intensive at the gallery for the week. I was delighted to take daughter Lily along too to learn some old fashioned floral arts though I noticed her attention was on the vanilla cupcakes more than the flowers!
After sampling a selection that included
white bean and tomato tarts, the best chicken sandwich fingers I have ever tasted, strawberry sponge cake, vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, citron tartlettes, it was time to plan a new day to start the Dukan diet!  And take in a spot of shopping from the wonderful array of gifts including rich and fragrant hand creams and Christmas decorations that Avril stocks.
I found so much inspiration in the arrangements that I was madly snapping pictures with the iphone ready for my Sydney and Melbourne painting workshops. Some divine blooms that were just begging to be painted.
And then it was all over, and we drove back to Kapunda with our flowers, some cakes a
nd a Christmas wreath for the gallery door, with the fresh aroma of peonies accompanying us all the way.
Here are some peonies that I have painted recently.
Peony Bunch with delphiniums and Belly Button daisies 91cm square oil on
canvas $4880 (destined for Sydney exhibition at Master  Framers Bondi in December Contact Jacqueline Coates 0412 587 438

Peonies and roses
76cm square oil on canvas
$3650 Currently at Viva The Flower Store 08 8564 3393

                                                                 Coates Peony Bunch

                                                     Peony Painting by Jac at viva

Peony workshop exquisite peony bloom

                                                   A participant Sizing up the high tea

                                                 Viva Peony workshop , a peony bunch

                                         Viva Peony workshop high tea tomato tartlets

                                                Viva Peony workshop Jac's arrangement

Kim Mathieson arranges a peony bunch

                                              Peony Blooms at Viva

                                                       Peony at Viva peony workshop
                                             Viva Peony Workshop Tough afternoon for some

                                                     Peony Workshop Vanilla cupcakes

Peony workshop choosing from Copperbeech, malacca and camellia leaves

Peony workshop


Ilona Glastonbury at Retro Mammas Exhibition, Salon Rouge Gallery

Ilona Glastonbury is one of 6 artists showing in the new exhibition, Retro Mammas, at Salon Rouge Gallery November 18.
Ilona’s artworks are highly sought after with many collectors buying something from each variation she produces in her work. This body of works utilizes reclaimed wood from packing and fruit boxes of the past, repurposed into beautiful tableaux with a graphic edge.
All artworks shown are available at Salon Rouge Gallery.
Email jacquelinecoates@bigpond.com
M 0412 587 438
Also showing in Retro Mammas are Heather Gordon, Mindy Turner, Yvonne Dalton, Kim Valois, and Kathy Romeo.
Gallery hours Weds – Sunday 12-4. All welcome.
Salon Rouge Gallery
19 Carrington Street Kapunda 5373
Laybuy, MC and Visa available.
Artworks can be posted or couriered.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Retro Mamma's Opening 18/11/11

Thank you to everyone who came to support our wonderful artists: Kathy Romeo, Mindy Turner & Ilona Glastonbury

Penelope Ashmore, Joshua Lamb & Kathy Romeo

Shaheem, Jenny Goodfellow, Heather Gordon, Richard & Simon Rundle 

Irin & Kim Mathieson 

Bell Robertoon, Ivonne Amos, Dale Mattock Discussing Jac's Art

Jacqueline Coates, Rebacca Falland & Kathy Romeo discussing the new years plan

Heather Gordon, Molra Brennan & Che Makris Posing with Mindy Turner's Mosaic Bird Feaders

Richard & Simon Rundle being cute

Guest watching the storm roll in

Richard & Simon Rundle witness the heat break

Ivonne Dalton & Ilona Glastonbury discussing how its done

Jacqueline Coates, Joshua Lamb, Penelope Ashmore, Ilona Glastonbury, Iarn & Kim Mathieson

Kathy Romeo & Ilona Glastonbury

Jacqueline Coates & Heather Grodon

Rick Glastonbury & Jacqueline Coates

Guest Admiring Roland Weight's Sculpture

Photography by Daniel Sutherland