Posts from the ‘still-life’ Category
Melbourne East Arts Festival art exhibition August 18-20th.
I was so pleased to be invited to exhibit works at the Melbourne East Arts Festival on Friday 18th August to Sunday 20th August. Inside this beautiful little church, alongside the magnificent stained glass windows I will be exhibiting a solo still-life exhibition of paintings made especially for this occasion. In another room I will be exhibiting a selection of collage work with the highly regarded and beautiful sculpture of Michael Meszaros.
By the way I have heard that the wine and food flows at this event.
Hope you can come along and join us at the Friday evening opening at 8.30pm (note there is a $10 fee as it is a fundraiser for the church) and please also keep in mind the other calendar of events available during this weekend.
Michael and I will be there most of the weekend to talk to you. Please contact me for any further information or contact the email addresses on the brochure.
If you are blogging friend of follower I would love for you to pop in and say hi to me. If you wish to see more of the work I am exhibiting you can email me.
The more the merrier.
Collage in my Backyard.
Collage in My Backyard.
I had two Summer workshops in collage with two gorgeous groups of women. They made some wonderful work and happily played with ink and acrylic paint and of course my vast collection of books. We started with very little instruction and just two cutouts selected to make something funny – big head little body type of thing – this was a break the ice kind of thing (see lady dog below).
Also below are two small and lovely still-life paintings from another workshop (a bit of Morandi happening there).
A Christmassy surreal and funny image.
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. …
Taking bookings for Art Workshops in Melbourne.
Think about taking an art class with me on Feb 2nd or Feb 4th.
My next Still-Life Painting Workshop is on Tuesday February 2nd. It is a very small class of only 3 people so you get lots of attention and information. There is a materials list that I would provide for this class. I have vacancies for the evening class Feb 2nd 6.00 – 9.00pm.
My next Group Collage Workshop is on February 4th 9.30-12.30pm and a later one at 6.00-9.00pm. I still have some places available in both classes. The classes will be for beginners, artists interested trying a different approach, those that have taken a class before that are wanting more direction to consolidate and or make new artwork. Email me email@example.com.
Had so much fun teaching still life painting today.
Same set up, different choices in view, colour, underpainting, background, brushes, medium and pencil.
These are works in progress and are coming along beautifully. Congratulations to Janice, Helen and Sal for such successful pieces in just one workshop. I look forward to seeing your finished pieces in the future.
My still-life paintings are being exhibited very soon.
Finally it’s here, the Out of the box group of artists that I have exhibited with for over 13 years are having their 2015 exhibition titled SEVEN.
I have posted a few pictures over the past few months plus another one here today. If you wish to discuss you can contact me or the gallery for further information or other images.
I have seven acrylic paintings/oil pencil works on board plus seven tiny 12.5 x 12.5cm works that are details or responses to the larger works. All the work is still-life layered acrylic paintings using a limited palette. The works have been scratched, sprayed, sanded to reveal underpainted colours. I have had Morandi on my mind in the making of this body of work.
Final preparations for gallery exhibition in Collingwood.
Our exhibition is called ‘SEVEN’.
I researched lots of different ideas and came up with not very much at all to inspire me with the title.
I decided to turn my attention to still life work which has been very rewarding for me. I hope you like the pic I am posting. I have made seven still-life works and seven small responses/details that will hang separately. If you are looking for a long articulate explanation, again, I have nothing.
I can tell you that I have used a limited colour palette of ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and titanium white acrylic paint as well as an oil pencil. There is the tiniest amount of venetion red and alizarin crimson used as well. If you are looking – no not seven colours.
Chrysanthemum with coffee cups, Acrylic Paint / Oil Pencil
We promise we are all working hard towards our next exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery.
In between making sculpture, painting, drawing, cutting, assembling etc we must stop for coffee, do a little gardening and rest. We recently held our last meeting (food galore) in the gallery to discuss the final points. It was mid winter bring your own everything. One brought a big pot of hearty soup, crusty bread, rosemary chips (fries), dips, chocolate cake plus so much more. Wine too. The title of our up coming exhibition will be SEVEN.
Interpretation of the cultural symbol; Seven
The regularly exhibiting “Out of the Box” group have chosen to explore seven as a theme. Culturally seven has been a significant symbol, with themes such as Seven deadly Sins, Seven Wonders of the world, Dance of the Seven veils, etc…
The diversity of the theme is reflected in the response by the individual artists to the group theme. Subjects range from views of Melbourne, interiors of a gallery, seven colour spectrums as defined by Isaac Newton, seven sculptures from the imagination and even an artist has challenged herself to complete seven unfinished works…
See my still-life painting with red apples which is still in progress.
The painting before this was for some unknown reason just not working for me (6 or 7 layers of paint wasted). Started a new painting, new subject new surface and all is going really well. My husband told me I need to do something with the apples – told him nicely that I am barely half way through. After all this time he should know not to comment until I ask him to. When I need a break from something I go to quick humorous collage like the man on the raft. I will take an image for a walk through a book. You can see about seven or eight images on this subject on my instagram annewarrenart. Please say hi if you visit.
Small Works Art Exhibition still on until Sat 29th May.
Two Red Apples, Acrylic and Pencil on Board 24x 30cm $370 (Aus)
Seven Pears Acrylic and Pencil on Board 20 x 20cm $290 (Aus)
The exhibition is going well, the image of the pink flowers has ‘Sold’ so I am happy it has found a new home. I hope if you were planning to get there that you might still have time to drop in. The above two images are currently on display along with nine others.
The alien-like stalks below are red hot poker plants that have just sprouted. I think I share here on the blog every Autumn because they surprise me every time. When they change to the big bold orange colour I will post again.
The still-life work is continuing as has the collage although it is a little minimalist at the moment. I have a plan for the blue and white mountain/antarctic pieces. This is just me playing at this stage for a special competition/art exhibition.