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(160) Julie Kala - FiVE AND THE BOXING KANGAROOS
My art reference was The boxing Kangaroos.
My first book as a child were Enid Blyton books so when I saw the reference picture and the fact that Enid was the editor I knew the image I wanted to create was a reference to the “Famous Five” series of books she wrote.
The original art work on the book covers from the “Famous five” in the 1950s were never amazing works of art but had a fun and exiting feel for children to what the story might bring. This adventure of the Five is of their Australian adventure in the bush and coming across Kangaroos fighting,. Fact is Kangaroos don’t actually box but fight with their feet by kicking forward and cutting their enemy open so not an image the “Famous Five” would really want to see so this adventure might not end well!
I did throw in a North Melbourne footy scarf for all the ” Kangaroos” fans!
Growing up in very small town in regional NSW was very restrictive for a young person whose only passion was art. in the 70s & 80s there were no opportunities to study or work in the art field so I just had to put it on the back burner. I really missed my artistic side of my life so in the last few years I have been pushing myself to work everyday on my art , finding the time around other commitments can be very challenging, but I love the excitement of starting a new painting or sketch and then seeing the final product. I just paint what I like to paint and in my own style and with no formal art training it took a bit of time to find my own way. I do like a challenge and a project so its fantastic when something new comes together.
Link to Julie’s Art Aviso profile HERE
Julie was supplied with the following page from Newnes’ Pictorial Knowledge Encyclopedia:
The story of animal life – Creatures of the land, air and sea.
The boxing Kangaroo