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
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
Just thought I’d give a little insight into my gelatine plate printing. It is such a fun way to print patterns and textures onto paper, newspaper or anything you like really. I really like a paper I found at my local art shop, that is almost like tissue paper but a bit stronger when wet. They called it greaseproof but it’s not like what mum … Continue reading Gelatine plate printing
This week has been full of interesting things. On a world scale, things that shock and stun and leave one feeling almost helpless. On a personal level there have been some disappointing happenings and some of us in our family being ill. And it just seems to be dragging on forever. Sometimes I’m not sure how to deal with these things but I think most … Continue reading Happy colours are as good as putting on good music.
This week I’ve been drawing faces in an attmept to develop a little stylised icon of my own. It is a return to something I started last year. Turns out it’s not so easy. Well maybe for some…not me! But I have also been reading a new book – Doodles Unleashed by Traci Bautista. Continue reading “Drawing faces”