Friday, August 29, 2008

Interesting lecture

Thursday Art History lecture covered the work of Paul Rand and compared it with Matisse.

Rand's mission was to introduce the art of the Paris school to the USA.

I found this connection really interesting.

I was not really familiar with this way that fine art concepts infiltrated the popular market in the 1950's till I saw this clear connection.

Artichoke drawing

Had a spare few minutes - whipped out the pencils and was pleased with the result.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Marquet drawing

Drawing from the NGV. It is an odd little painting anyway and looks peculiar in b&W, but it is quite true to the original.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Photography assignment - transfers

Coming along.

Will do the abstract images on specialty papers.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Painting Class

Working on a new project - a book, a film still, a found object.

Starting an underpainting of a film still from Metropolis. Using monotones to start.
Am pleased with the perspective so far.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Working on 'time' art work using ink gouache and watercolour.

Prepared images from Violet town

These images are derived from the Violet Town photos. I will use them in my assignment which requires demonstration of image transfer techniques

Violet Town - on the road early morning

Camera Obscura

We went to see Outside In/Inside Out by Anna Bacic at Guilford Lane Gallery.
It is a room with a tiny pinhole of light which creates the camera obscura effect. The image is upside down - but (if you wait for your eyes to adjust) gives a quite clear view of the street outside.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Industrial subjects

Been meaning to update my entry on Cockatoo Island (july) with a reference to the work of Berndt and Hilla Becher. See link below.

The Bechers focused on form and shape in a grid format.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Photography assignment sgrafitto - more

I like the idea of mixed media with photographs

Painting class

Abstract painting after Turner. It is still in progress. It is large - 800x800cm, so it is taking some time.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Journal paintings

Working on a series based on 'time' using ink wash, and crayon resist.