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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2nd Portrait Completed

Posted on 19 August, 2019 at 6:00 Comments comments (1)

This Painting has turned out to be a trial run for the next which I will start by the end of the week. I have taken note of a few things, 1. that I need to use a ruler, and a couple of compositional things for the features on my face. Most of all things need to be in place and the right colors used first and uniformly especially wiith Acrylics because theres no second take once a color is on it will not be lightened again, unless with a little gesso and there must be enough Paint mixed even i...

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2nd take for the Rick Amor Prize

Posted on 16 August, 2019 at 6:10 Comments comments (1)

I wanted to try a different pose than head to the front so I am starting again, I'll show  you. This is an acrylic start.

Self Portrait WIP

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)

I have started on a self Portrait which if I finish in time and is good enough I want to Enter in the Rick Amor portrait competition. The rule for this one is that no photos digital images cameras etc are to be used, only a mirror, it must be from life. I'll show you what I've come up with for now, its still at the clumsy stage and it needs to dry a bit before I can do any more, I want to work on the eyes and the background make that darker and tidy it up generaly. The clothing is taken from ...

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New 3D Painting

Posted on 6 August, 2019 at 6:55 Comments comments (1)

Nowadays I have found my old heart for painting again, a 3D type gestural line that I had forgotten about and out of the blue its appeared on my canvas, I feel so at home. I have shared how lost I was feeling and even took a course with Nancy Hillis which was somewhat disappointing because she was teaching what I taught myself years ago and I still couldn't get my mojo back, and couldn't carry on where I left off about 5 yrs ago. Its a story I feel can tell now. Medication I was given for th...

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Winning Painting 2019

Posted on 16 July, 2019 at 7:05 Comments comments (1)

I'm a duffer I completely forgot to share how my painting  Taltarni a Slice of Heaven had won first prize for the grape and wine theme at the Pyrenees Unearthed this year.  the judge said she gave the award because of the obvious love the artist  had for the subject.  I do love the pyrenees here in Australia and so it seems it shows. Others have told me that they love the way I capture the colors, I am glad I can. Heres the winning painting. I also won a Peoples choice the...

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A work in progress

Posted on 16 July, 2019 at 6:10 Comments comments (0)

I got  tied up with all sorts of activities lately spinning wool and knitting as well as painting, and drawing portraits . At the moment I am painting a family, still a work in progress but I wanted to share, I am enjoying the process and how much it looks like them, hope to finish thursday or Friday, I am teaching tomorrow at the local U3A  in Avoca, our nearest home town, Landscapes, mixing colors and brushstrokes along with perspectives for a group of ladies who are coming along ...

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Spending time on Portraits

Posted on 26 March, 2019 at 3:50 Comments comments (0)


I have been to Tasmania and home for a week now and all the while drawing portraits.

I used to draw them as a kid but stopped all together when I started Painting after UNI until someone asked me to paint them 5yrs ago. I was shocked at how immature the paintings were, so I began again to draw portraits again.

It’s been a bit of hit and miss proportionally, I think maybe because of my older vision or glasses but my measurements are some...

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Taking Courage with my Lexicon

Posted on 27 February, 2019 at 0:25 Comments comments (0)

Wow its been a while since I posted that video. I have been busy though, my 92 yr old mom was sick, shes home now thank's be to God.

I have started painting again, I began these types of Marks a while ago now, and have decided to go with the flow. Im just following my old Mantra, Making marks and seeing where they lead, which I learned back in 1993 in an Andre Breton manifesto and have tried to follow since then coming up with all sorts of painting...
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I've made a video

Posted on 1 February, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (1)
Trying something new, while making a fool of myself, Ive made a video 

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I'll let you know im nearing 70 yrs, but still feel like a kid, lets see how this goes down, next one will be better :roll: I promise, and I will share the ...
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Nancy Hillis New Book Artists Journey

Posted on 20 January, 2019 at 23:55 Comments comments (0)

I am very excited about my Mentors New book, The Artists Journey. Having started on her course I have been reading the manuscript and I can verify that she knows the artists mind through and through. I have taken a clip of a review and a photo of the cover along with a link with which  to secure a copy. 

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