Posts from the ‘art workshops’ Category
Are you looking at collage headed Februllage via Insta?
I am having so much fun, sadly only a day left. I have contributed several collages on my site and have been picked up by the initiators of this project being Scandinavian collage museum and edinburg collage something or rather. You can see who they are in you look at my post hashtags. Here is the latest offering I made to the theme Landscape.
Collage workshop in my backyard.
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.
Alphington Open Studio art weekend is coming up 24th and 25th November.
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.
Late night collage nonsense in sepia.
This is one of 5 or 6 in a series I made from just two books. They were actually black and white but I changed them to sepia digitally.
Just having a bit of fun with the cliche scale of people and objects. I never tire of the absurdity of unexpected scale.
More of these on instagram annewarrenart.
These are not in Canberra but I will be in Tuggeranong early in October. Please come along and see my exhibition. Come and say hello at the Opening night Thursday 4th October at 6pm.
Peachy, orangy colours but it’s a persimmon.
A small painting on board done using acrylics. The fruit is off my tree that refuses to grow taller. Many years ago I took a photo of myself in front of the newly planted tree hoping it would get taller but alas it is still the same size. I get only about six pieces of fruit from it. The best thing is it is a pretty tree and the fruit is delicious.
Making an abstract assemblage from old work.
I painted a few small abstract artworks but kept remembering pieces of art sitting in folios. I started using resources that I have looked at and passed over so many times and finally they have been the perfect resources for a series of four artworks. Some works are 3D, some have ink, acrylic and or gouache paint. See more at my website http://www.annewarrenart.com or instagram annewarrenart.
From a tree we can build.
First image is a little Character I made as a lucky charm or lucky protector. It’s made of wood, woodcarving, painting, found charms and some other quirky bits. I am making more of these before I decide if I like them enough to keep going. Currently I have a little man in a suit and tie with a mohawk (yet to paint). I do become connected to these little people as my wood carving is pretty limited and very very slow.
Here is a detail from a collage/mixed media series I am making for an exhibition in Canberra in October. I have made several pieces that are merging people, industry, nature etc. Where things start and or finish might be ambiguous.
Books, books everywhere with pages flying through the air, turned upside down and inside out for a series of collages.
I thought I had so very many books for collage that I had been giving them away. I am now out buying up at op shops. I get some strange looks from the people serving me as the selected books are so diverse. My last big buy included: The National Estate, Australia’s Heritage, Album of a Nation, Australian Endangered Species, Florida, The Stockman, Black is Beautiful, One living as one and loving it, Orchids of Africa, Our Royal Family and lots more. The image is important but almost as much is the quality of the paper that supports it.
From time to time I will post some of my work in progress. Some of these make the cut and others do not. These are details only.
I don’t remember all of the books in my collection for collage but last night I remembered a wonderful book about West Australian Wildflowers and of course I couldn’t find it for hours. Books went flying when I was searching. You know what it’s like I’m sure. I remembered the spine, I always remember the spine (not always an accurate memory) was dirty grey and broken still didn’t help me find it any sooner. Found it. Next time my studio is covered in paper I will post a pic and you will see what a mess I am working in.
I want you to know that I always look up the books to make sure they are not rare or unique in some way because of course I would not cut them if that was the case. Often books are kept on a shelf and not appreciated or loved by anyone and then a collage artist (maybe me) will come along and pull it apart to make a unique artwork that can be looked at and appreciated.
See more, including some workshop information at website http://www.annewarrenart.com.