Posts from the ‘abstract’ Category
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.
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 one 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.
The beautiful little reindeer child is image Number 6 of 12 Images I am making for my Grandson’s first 12 months.
Just added a little still life I made a year ago (sold).
Oh and it’s going to be 35 degrees Celsius on Christmas day and yes we will still be having hot lunches and dinners anyway because of tradition that has become part of our Australian culture. But don’t worry about us as I’m sure there will also be ice and cold drinks and icecream and beer and wine etc. etc. …
The beautiful stairwell is from the Mail Exchange in Melbourne. It is a historic building from the 1800’s that was open to the public this weekend. Sorry about the colour which although the stairwell was flooded with light my camera decided to make it a rich cadmium yellow. The beautiful still life is by Jan Wright. Jan has been taking regular classes with me in still life painting. Our first few paintings were completed within two sittings however this one took several more. Well worth it I think.
I was fiddling with paper cutouts for assemblage and this is what I came up with – textures and pops of colour. It sort of reminds me of a roll of fruit pastiles or lifesaver sweets in the roll – but abstract.