Thursday, September 25, 2008

Off to Greece and the US

Sue and I will be traveling to Greece and the US (New York) for 5 weeks.
While we are away we will try to maintain a travel blog with our activities.
The URL is
Cheers until October 27th

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Completed Oil Painting assignment

A movie, a book title, a found object.

Watercolours and Pastels

Experiments over the last few weeks with these mediums in preparation for the trip.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finished third artist book

Finally and at last I printed and assembled the book.

The images were based on photos from Cockatoo Island. The image was embedded in a second image of a stucco wall. I intend to use the image in my final oil paintings.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Boris Zabaorov

Greg Neville showed us the work of Boris Zaborov yesterday. An interesting approach- painting in oils from a vintage portrait photo.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Jasper Johns - an inspiration at present

I find these images from the Seasons by Jasper Johns absolutely intriguing.
I love the colour and the ethereal quality.

Mixed Media work

Monday - worked on mixed media - watercolour and pastel.

Themes are water and time.

Printmaking workshop with Marieke Dench

Spent Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th at a workshop learning how to use aquatint.
Two days - two prints.
Very labour intensive and demanding.