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Digital images from Smith Street shops.

I took these photos and then photoshopped them into these fun images.  Mai was shopping for fruit so she has the whole shop and more on her shoulders now.  Doug was at the pub and got a little clumsy.  Just a little bit of fun playing with scale and of course photoshop and some drawing.  They are around A5 size ink jet prints limited edition (only 5).   I have a few more Smith Street shopps being carted around by people.

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Favourite colour is all kinds of yellow.

This is a small painting of around 25 x 25cm using acrylic on board.  This is one of a series of four still-life works.  They are all framed in blondewood box frames.  I will post some of the others later.  Loved making them and using super vibrant colours.  I have used a limited palette as I always do however I will always introduce alizarin crimson for apples.  So only four colours plus white.  I think you can call that pretty limited.

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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.abss

Here are some small works that I have been working on recently that include collage and abstract.

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.

Mixed Media, still-life, drawing, painting and everything.

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.

Painting and drawing and then drawing with scissors

I have been trying to formulate a new series of artwork in my head.  I rarely write down what my plan is.  The intention was to do some beautiful drawings on an abstract black and white background  (well at least I would have attempted to do beautiful drawings).  I just fell in love with the brush strokes and the mixing of black and white on the paper so much that I isolated what I saw with scissors.  I may rethink what I am going to do but I still would like to combine the drawing with the cutouts.  I have no idea how yet but I will try.

The apple painting was from a while ago but I thought I would share.  I have been teaching still life painting workshops to a few students and we seem to always do apples and the spotty bowl which is always a pleasing combination.

 

 

Chicks and Bunnies just for fun and maybe Easter.

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Funny rabbits, tough rabbits, spotty chicks, spoons, daisy horses etc.  Had so much fun making these.  I have just a little bit more to do and then I must stop myself.

The shapes were cut out by scroll saw by Wood Club colleague Klaus.  Thankyou.

I will be exhibiting these at Incub8r in Smith Street, Fitzroy very soon, in time for unique Easter gifts.  If you know me you will know that they will not be repeated.

Art display at Incube8er in Collingwood.

Now Showing at Incube8r in Smith Street

Just want you to know that I have taken a small space (a cube) in the window at a cute shop in Smith Street, Fitzroy to show my latest woodcarvings.
If you have never been to Incube8r it is well worth a trip as there are so many original handmade arts and crafts all in this one space.
I have attached a card for you with an offer of 10% off my collection. I have tiny, medium and large spoons for jam, for baby’s first spoon, serving of rice or salad or long handled stirring spoons.  Lots of the pieces are huon pine from Tasmania, some are golden poplar plus others.
Wooden products carry less bacteria than plastic and of course they just look and are earthier.
I of course have some quirky sculpture and will rotate different bits and pieces in this space over the next 12 weeks so I hope you will stop by and have a look.    Some of the work in the future may be artist friends of mine.
Best Wishes, Anne Warren

PS The Summer Workshops held in my Backyard were fantastic and I may have another two in Autumn. Different of course.

Hope you stop by.

Australia Day fun in the gardens.

Today is Australia Day.  I was assisting our woodworking club to sell some of their wares whilst other members were assisting children in assembling and building bird houses.  The tap tap tapping of hammers went all day long and the joy in the children’s faces was beautiful.  Here are a few photos for you to see.  It was very crowded and I am afraid I seem to have missed that in these photos.  There were actually lots of people from the parade that were walking around in star wars costumes and others in costumes from the countries that they originally came from e.g. Thai, Greek, Iranian, Egyptian etc.

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Alphington Park and some new happenings.

I just thought I would show you a gorgeous part of where I live.

Took Ninna my kelpie for first walk for 2017 to Alphington Park.  No soccer players, footballers or cricketers at this time of year so we have the whole oval plus much more space to throw and chase the ball.  So peaceful.  Room for more people and dogs of course but not 5000.   Looming next door is the old paper mill which is being developed into housing for up to 5000 people.  I have been told that there are no green spaces within the development which I find disappointing.  I hope I am wrong.  I am certainly not anti the development but just wish there was a little bit of green grass to walk pets and or sit on a bench in the sun.

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