Paintings for sale by Dawn Lim
Commissions available
Abstract paintings for sale, Local landscape sceneries of the 
Pyrenees Wine Region of Victoria and portraits can be commissioned.

     Dawn Lim Visual Arts


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My take on Spirituality

Posted on 19 February, 2020 at 5:30 Comments comments (0)

I have been busy on a new Facebook page called Spiritual Arts & Humanities @dllartshumanities

I've been drawing and posting things of a spiritual nature. Its been very enjoyable for me and I hope all the friends who have come to join me, are finding it interesting. Perhaps something else to think about other than all the troubles we can have in this life, matter of fact I found a poem, I discovered it today, about God's promises to us, 

God hath not promised skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.

God hath not promised sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.

God hath not promised we shall not know

Toil and temptation, trouble and woe.

He hath not told us we shall not bear

Many a burden , many a care.

But God hath promised strength for the day,

Rest for the laborer, light for the way.

Grace for the trials, help from above,

Unfailing sympathy, undying love.


Author Anne J Flint

And this is my latest Abstract, Spiritually themed painting which I have put on my Bluethumb shop today, I've added the link below incase you can give it some love by clicking on the little blue heart, for which I will be very thankful, maybe I'll see you on my new Facebook Page too, God Bless you, as my Mum and Dad used to say...

Life After the Bush-fires #bushfirerecovery

Posted on 15 January, 2020 at 0:30 Comments comments (4)

Hi there, 2 weeks into the New Year and after the fires I've done a few things to be happy about. I'll share some long shotPhotos in my studio ready for the exhibition in March, still have work to do though. 

Also I'm sharing a painting (the green trees) I've dedicated to the #bushfirerecovery which is to be found on my Bluethumb profile, link on my home page, should you care to look please give it some love.

We had a great escape from a fire behind us. Chai, my husband prayed for rain and we got it, the only fire that had rain in the whole of Victoria that day. We felt that we were blessed beyond belief. The fire ended because substantial rain fell directly on it. And the local firefighters did a wonderful job preparing for it, we heard all about it on the radio. We're Praying for the rest of Australia and hope that the summer will pass without too many more fires.

What will 2020 hold in store for the future!!

Posted on 31 December, 2019 at 6:20 Comments comments (0)

I thought I'd been struggling too much again with my abstracts and I saw a painting I'd done 10 yrs ago, and I remember vividly the struggle I had with that, so things havnt changed they've just gone full cirlce, and I'm still learning and feeling the same insecuriities, ha ha , What will the future hold I wonder. I'll show you the Painting, I called it Sharman just 10yrs ago, I hope in the  new Year 2020 I will have those same feelings of struggling and bringing some expression onto canvas because it is a highlight in my life.Happy New Year !!

Christmas is upon us,

Posted on 19 December, 2019 at 0:00 Comments comments (0)

It definately is Christmas season again, I was blessed to have 3 sales on Bluethumb this week.  I showed all of them on my last few blog posts. It's a wonderful feeling and makes it all worth while when someone actuly loves what I'm doing. That goes for all the people who follow me and like my posts and to those who actually purchase. I love what I do and the gift I have been given, I have been doing it really all my life, and gives me great pleasure to see others enjoying my work.

I think I would have been more useful though and look up to those who can be nurses and carers and have learn't that I would like to be more useful to others and those in need.

I know how much the Lord loves us all, for he was born that we might live, and lived that He would enable us to return to Him and our Father. Please watch out on the roads if you are traveling and may each of us find that special place in our hearts for love and caring for each other this Christmas and all our lives.

In loving memory of my mum who passed away 4th November 2019 and the Lord Jesus Christ who will return someday.

Time for clay and wax

Posted on 9 December, 2019 at 2:50 Comments comments (0)

I recieved a wonderful gift for my birthday of an amount of money to spend at my art supplier Rad Mac Ballarat, I purchased a 10 kl bag of hand building clay and 20 A1 sheets of University cartridge paper, which I can paint on with my beeswax medium and oil paint. I am putting them to good use straight away, photos to follow and I am happy to say I dont feel I have wasted anything this time round :) Thank you Jenny .

A very busy Month November

Posted on 30 November, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)

I turned 70 and must be in a hurry because I have been able to paint more work than I had all year lol. I have done 3 sketches of pooches for ladies from the Beaufort Market, I have painted a scene for a friend in America, who has paid me in Golden paints, which I am looking forward to using, I made up 4 jars of wax medium and have been experimenting with that on some beaut University cartridge paper that I bought, which I think i have wasted about 4 sheets with gesso which buckles them, but I will try to use them. and have managed to produce 2 paintings from which I can use what I have learned, and even put on sale. I have 4 sheets left and think I will be using them wisely from now on .I am posting a few here, I dont know how to make them smaller so I can post them all, but believe me I have been busy.

New Moonambel Landscapes

Posted on 22 November, 2019 at 3:25 Comments comments (0)

I have been getting up early in the morning and going out Painting in some high spots I know where I live in Moonambel, Pyrenees Shire Victoria Australia.  I had to choose cool days because it gets so hot in the sun but these two were rather cold, I thought I would freeze to death as well as battling the wind which blows the canvas over me.  I was glad it was acrylic because its drier but then the sun dries out on the pallette faster so I have to keep mixing the colors, as any artist will tell you its not easy to get the same mix, but I love being out there and its so more enjoyable than painting from a photograph, and the result is altogether different, Hope you get the feel of the place in these two little paintings only 50 x40 cm both for sale on Bluethumb.

Latest Abstract

Posted on 23 September, 2019 at 8:10 Comments comments (0)

The weather has not been good for painting outside so I have been painting abstracts again, and this last one  has been the most satisfying abstract I have done in a long time. It has a wash exposing some layers beneath and I love the colours together, especially the dark moody Blue. Bluethumb the online gallery have chosen it for there staff picks which has been a lovely surprise.

New Direction.

Posted on 11 September, 2019 at 5:15 Comments comments (0)

I have decided to take a new direction and paint all the wonderful scenery that take my breath away when I see them as we drive to various locations. It will take a lot of effort because of distances to travel we are usually rushing through to our destinations. I am determined to make special trips just to stop and paint and take photographs as I love working Plein air and in the studio. Sometimes they can be brought to completion in the studio after starting in the outdoors with photographic references, which will be useful so I dont have to make long trips over again.. I am sharing a painting I did Monday afternoon in the studio because it was so windy all I could do was take a photograph and I was dying to get started. Its a 91 x91 cm canvas.  The yellow strips are the Canola fields which are everywhere here this time of year.

Final entry for portrait prize

Posted on 22 August, 2019 at 19:50 Comments comments (1)

I have started again after breaking all the rules I set Myself,  started very amateurish  but regained the momentum.  Here's a video of the slow start, and final results. I spent around 6-8 hours to completion.