Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Entry is free.
More information here
These are some of the works I have entered - they are all small works as hey are part of the 69 Smith St Galllery stand. Mostly mised media
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
On Sunday I did a CAE class with Anna Hoyle
She took us through several exercises using pens, brushes, different strengths of ink and different styles of drawing.
I was very pleased with what I learnt.
The first (below) is where we wet the page in bits and let ink run
This second is where we attempted a portrait ‘wet in wet’ in the style of Marlene Dumas
The first image is a Dumas – the second is my attempt
Then drawing glassware aaarghhh!
These were the warm up scribbles (below)
This is a copy of a Henry Moore sketch – I did it with a STICK and ink.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Opening next Wednesday 21st August- hoping that friends and family can come along.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Friday, August 2, 2013
Shirley Visions of Reality.
The synopsis is:
13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history.
It was a joy to sit for an hour and more looking intensely at the Hopper images brought to life. The promotional picture of a woman on a bed looking out of a window is an indication of the mood of the film.
The re-creation of the other 12 paintings, with real actors who bear a very close resemblance to the figures in the original paintings is mesmerising. The narrative moves from the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s to the early ‘60s.
Hopper's work was influenced by film noir – as the director says in his statement - in his choice of lighting, subject and framing as seen in paintings such as Night Windows (1938), Office at Night (1940), Room in New York (1932) and his irect references to cinema such as in New York Movie (1939) and Intermission (1963) – and on the other hand influenced filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock, Jim Jarmusch, Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders.
It is really worth looking at the website for the film - and keeping a look out for the film - if you get a chance to see it, do!
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Today I chose to draw the lilies that Lazar had brought in - using a charcoal drawing, then an acrylic wash.
A study and a more worked up piece. The time flies especially when there are conversations to catch up on and information to share with a friendly group. It is such a terrific, relaxed place to be.