My artwork update involves something that has been on my heart for some time and allowed me to celebrate my passion for art. Recently I was given an amazing opportunity to paint in a very unusual situation.
In my series for the summer holidays I have been talking about my creative adventures. It seems as though school broke up and my creativity broke free. It has been so good to make things, explore ideas, share creativity and be relaxed about it. I have even fitted in some planning for the school year. But my creative adventure of this post is all about … Continue reading Creative adventures – post card swaps
My aim this year was to use up all the pages in my art journal. And I just about made it. I think there are 2 pages left. That’s a pretty good effort I reckon. Here’s few snapshots of some favourite pages from the year: There is a bit of a theme – circles and bright colours. Random scribbling and exploring creativity. I’m thinking this … Continue reading Creative adventures – 2013 Art journals
I was fortunate enough to receive two (yes two!) Gelli plate printing plates for my birthday this year. I have been hoping for one for quite a while now. My husband is so good to me! Just this week there has been some room in life to have a bit of an experiment. Beautiful. Easy. Whilst I felt a bit nervous making prints initially they … Continue reading Gelli plate printing
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
I thought it was about time for an Artwork update. Creativity has been a bit slow of late but there has been a little bit of studio time.
Inspiration is a funny thing, don’t you think? Sometimes you just know something has clicked and sometimes it takes a little more pondering. And then of course there’s the matter of using that inspiration as the basis for something creative. In teaching VCE Studio arts discovering and using inspiration is an important aspect. Students are required to source their own avenues of inspiration and demonstrate … Continue reading What inspires you?
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”
This art journal is made up of old artworks that didn’t seem to be working, scrap papers, blotting paper and other such things. The page I decided to work on was originally one of those artworks…I made it using artist ink, oil pastels and liquid pencil. I quite like the resist process between the ink and the pastel. I began this page with a scraping … Continue reading Recycled art journal page
This is it! Every time I look at it I smile. I love the colours, the size, the random but purposeful marks. I see spring emerging. I see hope arising. I am sorry to go on but this is the kind of work I have dreamed of making. Finally I am here. Oh and I cannot wait to carry on. I think this is how … Continue reading It’s finished