Sunday, March 30, 2008

Black & White Photography

Trying to grapple with the subtlties of B&W file photography.
Some challenge.
Found that using the digital camera to work out the aperture and shutter speed is a good start for beginners.
I am at the beginning of a long journey I suspect.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Abstract Art

I have been working my way through a very interesting book called "Introducing Abstract Painting" by Robin Capon.
I have been documenting some ideas in my visual diary.
Here are some.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gallery crawl Brunswick

Today as part of the Histroy and Culture subject we went to various galleries in Gertrude St and surrounds.
Started at 200 Gertrude - and moved on the the Australian Print Workshop, 29 Smith St, Australian Galleries, Conical, Sutton and back to Diane Tanzer.
My favourites were of course the exhibitions where there were prints.
In particular Simon Cooper at Australian Galleries. His "Still Life (threshold)" is on the left.
This is an etching! overprinted. Beautiful craftmanship and wonderful image.
Also particularly liked Chris Ingham's work at the Australian Print Workshop. On the right.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Photography class

Deciding to work with photos from Adelaide.
I like the 25 carpark photos. Here is a sample.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Adelaide Arts Festival

We spent four days in Adelaide at the Arts festival. The highlights were - G - the Australian Dance Theatre's production -( dancer in green below)

The Adelaide Bienniele Art Exhibition. Below is a detail from Kate Rohde's "In My Nature"

"The Book of Longing" by Phillip Glass and Leonard Cohen.

Monday, March 10, 2008


This is the third collage I have done for my Digital Images subject.

Niki St Phalle's Shooting Paintings

Niki St Phalle created "Shooting Paintings" - a series of works that were created by shooting reliefs and sculptures with containers of paints buried underneath them. She used a rifle to shoot at symbols such as church, monster, politicians, Virgin Mary.

My first oil still life!

This is the still life that we are painting on Tuesday nights. Started with a raw umber base and then a light outline. Lean!
I should put the various stages up on this blog!
March 19th - Updating this blog with the latest version of the work of art. I am of course standing on the opposite side of the table.
Photo taken by Myra.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Australian Women's Art Register

Tuesday I joined the Australian Women's Art Register in Richmonnd

In the sun and in the dark room

Yesterday the sun was bright enough for us to do pinhole photography. It was complex - when the sun was strong we exposed the print for 15 seconds. When it was overcast, we needed 70 seconds.

Today I used Photoshop to invert the successful ones, (above)
I had time at the end of the class yesterday for one more photogram (below) on the right. The left hand side is the inversion