Posts from the ‘abstract’ Category
I would like to say that I jumped the gun in my last post about a new on line store so I closed it. I have far too many sites to add another. I will combine it with Instagram to make it easier. Just ask me if you see anything you would like or would like more information about. Instagram annewarrenart or website https://annewarrenart.com
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter and or holiday break. In Australia we have a few public holidays off on either side of the weekend so most people take a break to go away somewhere nice. Maybe catch the last of the warm temperature. We did not go away anywhere but stayed to see the Easter Egg Hunt by Grandson Mason, stayed for the bathroom renovation (bit of chaos without a second bathroom), stayed so that my Chinese student (international student) could transition from here to her new homestay about 10 kilometres away.
Also stayed to support my Son Darcy who is in the middle of a start up company curating beautiful Australia, sustainable products into gift boxes under the name Gertrude and Smith. Please look him up and follow his journey as he prepares for a launch date.
Instagram: gertrudeandsmith Early Website: https://gertrudeandsmith.com.au
Below is an image from the archives. I am working in digital right now but still developing so can’t show you. I will call the work visible invisible which is something that can happen with age, ethnicity, gender etc.
I attended a free local photography workshop at Hatch in Ivanhoe by Photographer Steve Scalone. We started with an introduction by everyone in the class which was a little embarrassing for me as all the other attendees were photography students and photography club members. When Steve got to me I said ‘I just want to take good Instagram photos’. Red Face.
Steve’s work is beautiful, the workshop was definitely over my head. That’s one of my photos up above.
The deer is an oil pencil drawing on paper from 2013. Once again my photography of this image was pretty ordinary. I’ll keep working on it.
These were made just this week by three different artists. Congratulations Galia for the striking collage of body/machine, Congrats Helen for the earthy abstract painting, there are human forms within this painting, I can see them, Congrats Jan for the abstract that we discussed as accidentally having cirrus and other cloud formations within it.
Great work everyone.
It can be quite difficult to change from observational drawing/painting to abstract and to collage. My advice would be to keep it very simple, complexity, if needed can come later. I do prefer collage to be easy to read and therefore with less distractions. The focal point is usually a surreal image that needs to be absorbed by the viewer and this should be enough without clouding a work with things happening on the periphery.
Have a great weekend everyone.
We had a very hot day but it was a fun day. I erected a marquee so we had shade for our group that were cutting images from books, inking paper and squeegieing paint onto paper in preparation for their assemblages. We used gorgeous Fabriano and Arches 300gsm paper.
Maxine O’Brien made the two images shown here.
Collage is such a fun and friendly medium.
We have had a very hot hot hot Summer so we are hoping for a little relief from the heat soon. By the way two days ago we had 43 degrees Celcius and overnight did not dip lower than 30 degrees Celcius. Bit hot, just a bit.
It’s not a big area around Alphington with only 13 (diverse) artists participating. See Alphington Studios facebook site and or Alphington Studios Website where you will find lots more information about all the artists. More pictures from me on Instagram: annewarrenart. The beautiful fine tapestry work is by one of this year’s guest artists Joy Smith.
If you do make it to Alphington please say hello.
Hope to see some of you at this very special event this year. We have thirteen artists including some special guest artists exhibiting. You will see my collage and my still life paintings plus from everyone else you will see either sculpture, jewellery, tapestry, textiles, glass, ceramics, mosaic, drawing and more. I hope you will come along with a friend or a neighbour and take a stroll around Alphington to see us next weekend. All artwork will be for sale.
Just want you to know that the Alphington Open Studios will be on again on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of November. For more information go to the Facebook Site Alphington Open Studios or to the website http://www.alphingtonstudios.com. You will see information and images from all of the exhibiting artists. Below I have inserted a still life painted image and below that a mixed media drawing and painting. Hope you like them. Please note that I now have a new Website http://www.annewarrenart.com that I hope you will look up for more gallery pictures.
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.
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.