Monday, March 28, 2011

Abstract Portrait

Exercise I did earlier this month where the person is not directly identified by a realistic representation of the face. Hence the abstract portrait.
I used charcoal which is easy to manipulate and change. It is A2 size.
 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Preston Cemetery

For 3 years I have driven past this cemetery and always intended to drop in.
I did last week - what a beautiful peaceful place it is. So many graves so well tended. Such affection and devotion.
These were taken with my Canon 450D






Preston Cemetery





Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pouva Camera

The latest assignment for NMIT Visual Arts  involves using Diana cameras. These are primitive cameras that were manufactured in China The Diana first appeared during the early 1960s as a inexpensive box camera sold by the Great Wall Plastic Factory of Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Instead of the Diana, I borrowed the Puova Start which was created in Gemany in the 1950s. Like the Diana it takes 120 film which has to be processed at a lab. I found a friendly shop in Kew called PhotoQ - they scanned it as well and I am very pleased with the results.
No adjustments for distance - just sunny and shady! I took it to Moomba and finished the reel at home. They are similar to Diana camera images.
These are from my first roll of film.





Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Painting - in progress

I have been working on this - around A2 size with an aim to familiarise myself with acrylic paints rather than oil. I have used a bit of impasto to get the texture of the sea.

Phone Photos (2)

Took this at Ceres on the way home from Moonee Ponds.
I went to photograph the chooks but they were busy.

Phone Photos

69 Smith St has put out an invitation to submit photos taken with a mobile phone.
I took these with my old Nokia  with an average  resolution of around 150k each 
But I like the composition and subject matter.
They were taken at Moomba