For my very own personal development I enrolled in a class of Contemporary Ink drawing with Anna Hoyle.
I wondered what we could do in three hours but it just flew by very quickly.
I have posted some photos of a newish coffee shop in High Street Preston/Thornbury that I have visited a couple of times. Mothers Day was extremely noisy though.
Hope you like my explorations and will let me know if you have any tips on using ink.
There is a new business in my area called Big & Small Dog Grooming (Ivanhoe). Holly runs it and she is wonderful with humans and animals alike – my Ninna just loved the experience (minus the blower to dry her).
I had so much fun with offering a small collage prize to anyone that could guess the location of the wall that I photographed and posted recently. It was a wordpress thing but unfortunately it is difficult as many followers are from overseas. I also posted it on my old high school wall and my facebook. Vicki guessed several streets and eventually named it as Langridge Street – it was correct. She asked me to send her prize to her mother for mothers day so I had to search for something to make her smile as alot of my collages are sometimes a bit surreal. The little framed otter woman is what I am sending. By the way I have never met Vicki and I finished high school eons ago.
Here is my pup, now 8 months old at the park with a wooden egg sculpture in the background and a painting I just decided to hang – I think I made it a couple of years ago.
I am offering a small character collage to the first person to identify the location of this wall in Collingwood (Melb).
If you read my last post – dog brushed up against this drawing and ruined the pristine white so I inked it and now I have blacked it. Getting there, still thinking and looking at what else I can do to it.
Clue = Close to Fitzroy, ask if you need more clues.
I was thinking that the composition was not working so well with this drawing so the dog just made me look at some options. I have inked the dirty background – dont love it – still looking to either paint it out, cut it up etc..
As you can see my studio is a mess – I did some surface preparation for an abstract painting.
I added a new page – Art Workshops and I made a small painting today and am very happy with the result.
I have also created a new page for Workshops in Art – hope it is of interest as it is something I love to do.
Also added a few new images to my Gallery.
I’m in the mood for painting. Haven’t done it for quite a while so I am playing on paper, on newspaper, scribbling on top of it, mixing it etc. So I am just getting to know it again.
This little people sculpture was made about 10 years ago – I emptied an old trunk and found lots of them. I have framed several of my pencil drawings and am very happy with the selection because it needed to be subtle to suit the drawing.Ninna my Kelpie dog is almost 7 months old now. Soooo very energetic, needs lots of walks and company.
As I mentioned I am in the zone for painting however I will need much more preparation. I have been very ambitious and have ordered a stretched canvas in quite a large size. I need to let loose and have some fun.
I’m wondering if everyone except me has seen the movie Seraphine.
It was a gorgeous movie with the lead of servant/artist played so sensitively and so warmly by Yolande Moreau.
I have now been introduced to the art of Seraphine as well as acting of Moreau – such a treat on a night of not much on TV tonight. In Australia this is a foreign film with English subtitles.