Simple found image collages I made last night. Sometimes you can labour over one piece and at other times as I have said before they just ‘fall onto the paper’. If I was teaching a workshop in this simple technique I would suggest a small series as the finished product is quite small.
I just had so much fun making these pieces. I wanted to make more of my ‘leggy plants” but just couldn’t dismember these beautiful illustrations – went minimal instead.
I am digitally printing greeting cards of some of my recent work and making packs of three for an upcoming exhibition.
My daughter has a new kitten to hopefully keep Ollie company. Both are British Shorthair cats and absolutely adorable.
The cards are prints taken from my new work on leggy plants. Mostly made from collage but a little drawing and paint on the originals.
Here is my portrait of Ninna commissioned by my son because he wanted his request to be taken seriously.
I probably should wait a while before posting this as I may feel differently tomorrow. I’m pretty happy with it tonight. It’s after midnight and it will take a few hours for my brain to relax before I can sleep. Night.
I have blocked in some colours in paint. Now for the detail in pencil.
I am still working on a drawing/painting of Ninna for a commission. She is so beautiful to me that it makes me think I will not be able to capture her loving spirit.
I am currently thinking of loosely painting Ninna (dog) and then drawing some details such as her head and paws over the top. Still thinking. Cleaning up studio. Contemplating. It takes ages. Oh and coffee.
Congratulations to Rob McHaffie for being selected for the Basil Sellers Art prize – hope he wins as it is not often that collage is the winner. Great artwork depicting Serina Williams. Good Luck.
A little five year old took an art workshop with me. Yes my work influenced her lovely work but it was a starting point that she just took off from. This is Julia my niece that normally can’t sit still for more than five minutes. We spent about an hour and a half preparing surfaces, inking the paper and then cutting and tearing from about three old books.
Julia drew pictures on some of the inked surfaces, pasted found images (different head to different body). One of her works was a mermaid. She arrived with a mermaid doll so we found a fish book and she put a model figure on top. Well done Julia – good job.
I was lucky enough to be invited to exhibit with this very interesting group in an exhibition (their fourth) called Antipodean Palette.
The opening was last night and was so brilliantly organised by the ‘Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne.
We had several speakers including special guest and proficient speaker Professor Nick Papastergiadis, beautiful music by male female duo Polixeni, great food and great Australian wine flowed all night.
Best of all we the artists were invited to exhibit on a Greek Ionion Island ‘Kefalonia’ at the Centre for the Arts and Culture. Fantastic.
Yet to discuss but an exciting prospect for me. Exhibitors: Angy Labiris, Anne Warren, Christos Avramoudas, Cost Athanassiou, Effie Mandalos, James Raftopoulos, Mary Raphael, Sophie Kagadis, Soula Mantalvanos, Tina Sideris, Tony Pierrakos. Not every image shown here so come in to Steps in Lygon Street, Carlton.