Recently I rediscovered my oil sticks. I had been working on a couple of mixed media pieces on paper and was wondering how I could get the same effect I achieved on an acrylic painting I had just done – without using acrylic (my supplies were rather low). So out came the oil sticks. And they are so lovely! Creamy, buttery deliciousness. I set out … Continue reading Oil sticks
It certainly has been a season for blockbuster exhibitions! This week I took my students to see a Monet exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. Most of the works were on loan from the Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris. How fortunate are to we have seen such an exhibition? Whilst I have seen other Monets in real life there was something about this show … Continue reading Monet’s Garden
In the last few weeks our family has been to our capital (Canberra) for a Soccer competition. Now, whilst I admit that the soccer was very good – I love watching our goalie son do his thing – and Canberra itself is a fascinating city, one of the highlights was being able to go to the National Gallery of Australia to see Turner from the Tate. Continue reading “Turner Exhibition”
Some time ago…years that is…I decided I needed to be more precise with my painting. More polished. Refined. Hard edged. So I went and bought the biggest canvas I could fit in my car and began painting this: I enjoyed the colours and the process but not the outcome. It felt stilted and naive. Not quite finessed. So off it went to the garage for … Continue reading This week’s art
I know it’s May and Daisy Yellow’s link love project was for April, but I felt that because I had only one link love post in April I ought to do one for May. ( And then I discovered Tammy is continuing her mission through May – Hooray!) After all there are so many inspiring Artists and Crafts people blogging their creative life, who willingly share thoughts and ideas – why not keep the creative circle going?!
This week I had an inking to paint, but of course like a lot of weeks, time doesn’t allow for extravagant moments to indulge in massive and involved work. It’s at moments like this that my sketchbook is my best friend! So here’s what’s been happening. I’ve been influenced by Jane Davies who makes amazing abstract, shape filled, colourful collages and paintings. Check her out – … Continue reading A look in the book
Yes, I’m back. After an extended blog break that I never really intended to have. Life just got in the way! It’s not that I didn’t have anything to write about, it’s that things just kept happening to keep me away. And yes it is about priorities. But I have missed my weekly posts. They get my brain juices going and somehow help me evaluate this creative life that I desperately want to flow in. To be constantly creative.
So, I have been thinking about what to bring to this post, especially when I am trying to make it about artyjenniep rather than a whole load of other bits and pieces. But the fact is, this last few weeks my art has been about others. There has been a whole load of creativity going on and I am so pleased to say that I have helped facilitate it. That is a thrill. Being part of others getting creative. Constantly creative. Continue reading “Constantly creative”