Posts from the ‘darebin’ Category
A pencil drawing and a charcoal drawing.
Jan is a painter of still-life and abstract acrylic paintings. I enjoyed drawing this image. I mistakenly picked up a blue pencil instead of a black one and just kept going. Sorry it is such a terrible quality photo. I do think I captured her and her lively and warm personality.
The charcoal nude drawing was made a couple of weeks ago. The model was eight and a half months pregnant. She was an amazing woman that was so full of energy. Sorry I didn’t get her name.
Welcome to Now and Then Group Art Exhibition Sunday 8th 2-4pm.
It’s here….. opening is tomorrow.
Cambridge Studio Gallery, 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066
Open until 22 October 2017 Wed – Sun 12-5
My first wood carving sculpture of a bird.
It took lots and lots of hours to make. If anyone wanted to buy it I would sell it for one million dollars. I joke. I decided to make another bird but a little different. I need to learn so much so repetition and refining will help.
This is Frank making stunning work.
Exhinition launch at Bundoora Homestead.
Bronze sculpture by Beatrice Magalotti, pears and Friends in Space by me.
It would be really lovely if you could join us at the launch on Saturday 18th June at 2.00pm.
I’m in love with handmade Kooklas by Helen.
These amazing characterful soft toys are made by Helen. Helen has been making them for some time now and like most artists is more interested in their personalities and form than in selling or marketing them. I own a couple now and thought I would show you how lovely and individual they are. Please let me know if you like them so that I can relay that back to her for encouragement. I think they are lovely children’s toys but equally lovely adult toys. I hope you like them.
Can you tell I get a kick out of collage?
I like to challenge myself by selecting just one or two books from my collage bookcase to create collage images. The abstract was just from one page alone – can you see the bedhead, blanket, pillow, childs shoe strap, and a couple of other things? I often do not stick these things down, they are ephemeral and may turn up in a different image in the future – see the horse repeated. Can’t do that if you commit with glue however I was given a visual diary so I feel I need to fill it and I have kept a few of the above in it.
Workshops are still available – email me if you need details.
Alphington Open Studio exhibition this weekend.
It is nearing and I have tried hard to switch from what I was doing (the fundraising) to my art and how to best present it.
I’m keeping things simple, will probably display less than last year and will have my still-life works which are on show for the first time at the open studios. I will of course still have collage/mixed media works as well.
At the moment my preparations include labelling, bluetacking, hooks, cleaning the house, making the studio look tidy and inviting plus so many other things that go with opening up a studio for visitors.
New still life paintings from my sick bed.
I managed to get through winter without a cold but first week of spring and I am sick. Oh well could be worse. I am really happy as I have produced three still life paintings that I am very happy with during this period.
Oscar my cat wouldn’t move away from tv screen, I have lost my voice so couldn’t yell at him so we managed just like this.