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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
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.
Digital Fantasy and Mixed Media happenings.
I am continuing the pencil drawings over the abstract painted backgrounds and here are two new ones. If you are observant you will see that I drew variations of the same plant which is something I don’t usually do.
I was Stupid, Stupid, Stupid when I did the blueish one on the left because I prepared the background about two weeks ago and drew the image only two nights ago and the next day started searching for the one I had started with, the one that everyone on social media was liking alot. Couldn’t find it for ages and then turned over the picture below and realised that I had painted and drawn on the back of it. Stupid.
Mason my grandson has been placed inside one of my surreal collages ‘ Friends with Dogs’. Number 8 of 12 I am making for him.
By the way I am still working on the new yellowish one and it’s getting better.
Pencil drawing on abstract background.
These works may still be in progress. Oil pencil drawings on abstract painted Fabriano paper.
Making new art and being inspired by fashion show.
I was invited by fashion designer Linda Britten to attend a wonderful event at Forty five downstairs gallery in Melbourne.
A 8 year old girl sees her mother in a yellow gown…
A 52 year old woman sees herself in a mirror and her search for magic begins.
Memories are the fabric of a family is a full sensory experience containing original couture, original photography and original stories including dance, music and classical voice that maps the discovery of the binding magic of a family and memories.
The exhibition was inspirational.
I have been working on abstract painted backgrounds on paper with a more refined pencil drawing of a botanical on top. The two below are just small starters that have led to some larger pieces on fabriano paper. So far so good.
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).
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.
Still life painting with boronia flowers and apples.
I think almost finished. Sorry not such a great quality photo and it is clipped a bit.
This is a photo of one of the set ups that I rejected.
This one has the apples still looking like tomatos.
For my still-life work I underpaint, I use a limited palette of colours and my materials are oil pencil (sparing) and acrylic paint.
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.