Posts from the ‘abstract’ Category
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.
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.