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.
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.
This was a result of a late night fiddle with scissors, books and blue tack. I made several images with these heads, especially the large one on the left. On instagram (annewarrenart) I was asked by a follower for a Giclee print of the image so I made one and the rest is history. Now these are very small prints on Arches Watercolour paper 300gsm in sepia. Only 10 in the edition. I will have them available at the November open studios event. Let me know if you would like more information.
You can see all 5 (I think) in black and white on instagram.
Hope you like them.
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.
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.
The newest series of works I have been making are assemblages or collages of found images of things that I love. The selected images merge with other things that I love which then become brand new surreal works in a new context. This is a work in progress, almost finished. I hope you can see the love and or tenderness between the two people as that is what made me want to put them both on a pedestal with an ecclesiastical framing behind them. The horse, bones and wood are references to their past and a link with the earth.
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.
The fish and bird were made quite a long time a using torn paper with gouache and pencil. The work in progress is the tomb which still has a long way to go but I think has potential. Hope you think so too. Am working on quite a few tombs and making them into unique new environments.
Still teaching workshops in collage and still-life painting – message me if you are interested. I teach from my studio in Alphington, Victoria.