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MOSIACS: Kangaroo Ceramic Tile Mosaic On Sandstone

Posted by Glenn Russell on


In some areas on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, it is not uncommon to spot kangaroos in the wild. Early in the morning and late evenings, a group of ten or more eastern grey kangaroos are often spotted in a large open area, close to our home that used to be an active sugar cane field, when we first moved to the area, around twenty years ago. I can still hear the crackle and smell the burning sugar cane at harvest time. It is no longer a “working sugar cane field” (unfortunately) but still a large tract of vacant land. On a nearby golf course, kangaroos often congregate. On more than one occasion, over the past year, an adventurous (or lost)...

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MOSAICS: Horse Ceramic Tile Mosaic On Sandstone

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This horse mosaic on sandstone is an outdoor garden decoration for my daughter’s garden. The mosaic depicts “Zinc”, a horse that Lauren, owned many years ago on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. I guess you could call it, a “pet portrait mosaic”.  I came across a sandstone “stepping stone” in a local landscape supply yard and thought it would be the perfect shape for the mosaic of “Zinc” the horse. I love the natural patterns and colour tones that appear in cut sandstone slabs. Sandstone is well suited to outdoor placement, able to withstand the harsh elements of sun, wind, rain, changing temperatures. Firstly, Using a photo as a reference, I sketched Zinc onto heavy gauge paper then cut out a...

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MOSIACS: Mahi-Mahi Mosaic on Sandstone

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Mahi-mahi have dazzling colours; blues, greens and golds on their sides and back. The pectoral are iridescent blue.  Read the creative process behind the creation of this gorgeous glass and ceramic tile mosaic on sandstone

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MOSIACS: Elephant Decorative Tile Mosaic on Sandstone

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Many years ago, whilst residing in Singapore, we purchased several ceramic elephants from “The Dragon’s Kiln”. These ceramic elephants, intended as pot plant stands, are rather “thin skinned” and fragile. Several have “broken legs” and one, totally shattered. These broken pieces have been laying around the garden for years. I had the idea of using these broken pieces to create a mosaic of an elephant, on sandstone, as an outdoor garden decoration. I like the concept of mosaic art to create something beautiful from broken fragments of tiles, ceramics, stained glass etc. I love the natural patterns and colour tones that appear in cut sandstone slabs and often these can form an integral part of the mosaic and background to...

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MOSAICS: Giraffe Ceramic Tile Mosaic on Sandstone

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During a recent visit to the local landscaping supply yard I came across this beautiful sandstone slab. Gorgeous colours and patterns just calling out for a tile mosaic to be laid on it. I bought it, then lugged it back to my car parked in the street, straining all the way, wondering if it would fit in the boot. It did! A long, tall slab of sandstone.....hmmmm...... a giraffe, but focus on the head and long neck. Browns and yellows will compliment the colours in the sandstone perfectly! Perhaps a few green leaves dangling from the top. After all, isn’t that what giraffes use their long necks for; to reach young, succulent leaves high above the ground !!?? After experimenting...

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MOSAICS: Elephant Ceramic Tile Mosaic on Sandstone

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This elephant mosaic on sandstone is an outdoor garden decoration. I have placed it in my daughter’s garden. She loves elephants! Don’t we all!? Elephants are very special creatures and we need to do more to protect them, lest they permanently disappear from the face of the earth through hunting and illegal poaching! Initially, my idea was to position the elephant face on but after sketching it out, I wasn’t satisfied with that approach. It just didn’t look right. I love the natural patterns and colour tones that appear in cut sandstone slabs and often these can form an integral part of the mosaic and background to form a complete scene, or tell a story. In this case, the lower...

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Red Brush Art is Relaunching

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After a few months break, while we packed up, moved countries and settled in, Red Brush Art is nearly ready to relaunch.   Keep watching for more details of our launch.   Thanks for staying with us during our break. Your support is important to us and we really appreciate it

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Happy Birthday Singapore

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Singapore celebrates it's 53rd birthday on August 9th 2018. The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on August 9, in commemoration of Singapore's independence from Malaysia in the year 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations. To help celebrate National Day, Red Brush Art has massive savings from our online shop on items in our Painting, Sketch, Print, Gift and Stationery Ranges. Up to 85% off some items. Remember we can ship worldwide. Offer is available for August 2018 only. We will be away form August 17th - September 15th. Orders placed during this time will be processed and shipped on our return. Go to our...

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Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas is fast approaching. Red Brush Art has the perfect gift, no matter your budget or the person you want to give to. Whether you are looking for a gift for a colleague, friend, neighbour or teacher, or someone else that is very special in your life, we can help you find the gift to suit. You might be looking for a small stocking filler, or a large main gift for that extra special person; we have you covered. Our range of original oil paintings, acrylic paintings, sketches and watercolours, along with our Pet Portrait Commissions make the perfect gift. We also create commissions if you are looking for something extra special. Our personalised samplers also make an extra special...

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The Artists Learning Journey

Posted by Cameron Russell on


I believe art is a constant journey, evolving from the experiences you immerse yourself in. This might be people you meet, places you visit, or new learning experiences. I don't think your art can evolve and improve unless you are prepared to explore and develop new styles, techniques and media. I am fortunate to be able to live in a culturally diverse country. Singapore is rich in a variety of beautiful places, wildlife, plant life, culture, history and traditions. With all of this brings new inspiration for exploring not only subject matter, but also exploring new techniques. It has also provided me the opportunity to participate in a number of workshops and courses. I am also fortunate to be able...

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