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Collage Workshops in Alphington July 29-30, 2017

Workshops
Wed 9.30-12.30 Full   (casual vacancies are often available if you are interested call me)
Thursday 9.30-12.30 Full
–  Last Summer I had collage/mixed media workshops under the trees but right now I cannot do that to you as it is just too cold.    I have been asked about further classes so I am announcing two dates and times and will keep the classes indoors and limit numbers  to 5 or 6 people only.  This workshop will be suitable for beginners or more experienced.  It will include some new ideas and tips, sharing of ideas and meeting like minded people because everyone that likes collage has a little bit of crazy in them (myself included).
Sat  July 29th  11.00am to 2.00pm (3 hours $40)
Sun July 30th  11.00am to 2.00pm (3 hours $40)
Don’t forget to nominate the date you prefer.  If available for either date please write that you are flexible as it will make it so much easier.  Email me to book your place.
I will send you a short list of materials to bring along.  We can all bring along something small to share for lunch.

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Still life paintings change of mind pictures.

So many changes.  Pears gone, Lily gone, ribbon gone, teapot gone.  Hours and hours of work.  It’s a good feeling to accept that something is not quite right.  I removed the problem bits and looked at a different set up with fresh eyes.  Ahh happy now.

Drawing on abstract and flowers in Winter.

Red hot poker’s looking magnificent and snap dragons for some fun and colour.

This is a drawing on a painted and stained paper surface.  I am working on an exhibition of still life works and this was just a sampler.  

Quiet still life paintings in East Melbourne Church

The first two pictures are from a new collection of still life paintings I am making for an exhibition at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in East Melbourne.

The apples are by Marija Patterson talented sculptor that is now playing with paint.\ in my Wed morning workshop.

I have added a couple of photos of the beautiful Holy Trinity Church.

Here are some small works that I have been working on recently that include collage and abstract.

Sometimes when I teach a still life painting class I am offered the left over paint at the end of the class.  I feel obligated to use it and not throw it out so it really pushes me.  I made the two small abstract paintings below.  The beautiful blue etching is by Gary Tricker a New Zealand artist.  I had it refreshed with new matting and a clean and it actually looks brighter and I love it more now.  New spoons and a silly little ephemeral lady.   The collage is a small detail from a larger piece I have now finished for an exhibition.  Busy but fun.

Mixed Media, still-life, drawing, painting and everything.

I really can’t settle one one particular medium because I just want it all.  It is always best for me to stick to one for a little while before moving on to another.  I am still doing my woodcarving but have had to slow it down a bit for a few upcoming exhibitions.  The still life with biscuits is for a charity fundraiser and was the last thing I made.

Happy Easter from Australia.

The crawling rabbit that looks like a spring lamb has just passed by the Greek Easter Eggs to who knows where his gaze is taking him.  The birthday girl is my gorgeous niece.  I make her a digital piece with her image in it for each birthday.  This one is not as surreal as usual but she looks aptly rugged up for the Autumn weather.

Having some cake with her tonight.

Digital Fantasy and Mixed Media happenings.

I am continuing the pencil drawings over the abstract painted backgrounds and here are two new ones.  If you are observant you will see that I drew variations of the same plant which is something I don’t usually do.

I was Stupid, Stupid, Stupid when I did the blueish one on the left because I prepared the background about two weeks ago and drew the image only two nights ago and the next day started searching for the IMAG0071one I had started with, the one that everyone on social media was liking alot.  Couldn’t find it for ages and then turned over the picture below and realised that I had painted and drawn on the back of it.  Stupid.

 

Mason my grandson has been placed inside one of my surreal collages ‘ Friends with Dogs’.  Number 8 of 12 I am making for him.

By the way I am still working on the new yellowish one and it’s getting better.

Paper Collage assemblages from painted offcuts.

I saw some lovely brush strokes in my offcuts and as I use lovely Arches or Fabriano paper they looked too good to discard so I assembled these little sculptures.  I know I know I need to go bigger but these things are unplanned and work for that reason alone.  I hope you agree.

The kangaroo is in Easey Street Collingwood (not by me sorry don’t know the artist) and the Two Tough Bunnies are by me and are at Incub8er in Smith Street Collingwood (for sale).

Pencil drawing on abstract background.

These works may still be in progress.  Oil pencil drawings on abstract painted Fabriano paper.flower bird drawingflower drawing hydrangeaIMAG6673

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