Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Second attempt at using Mark Tansey rub back technique

Week 2 of the Mark Tansey technique! Again from a photo; this time a pre Columbian statue, using burnt sienna and ivory black combination.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Painting class

Using the technique of Mark Tansey. The idea is to apply a layer of paint over a surface primed with gesso and acrylic medium. Then it is a matter of wiping back.
Mixed results.
The first picture is Mark Tansey's.
The second one is mine - from a photo I took in Barcelona.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Painting at Anglesea

These are photos Carole took when we were at Anglesea in August. The Cotan painting has progressed somewhat since!

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Lanscape for Wendy's Birthday

Wendy was keen to have the original Moggs Crrek painting.
But it was on flimsy board, so I created a new one.
I found it difficult to copy my own work!
Dimensions 60x90cm
Oil on board.


Was asked by a representative of the FRANS organisation to contribute an art work for auction.
I did two canvases - they all had to be 12" x 10".
The organisation does good work with disabled people.
It is hoped that the auction raises lots of money for the ongoing activities.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scenes from Maffra

Briagolong Blue Pool

Went to Briagolong for the weekend October 3rd and 4th.
Sunday morning we explored Blue Pool a lovely secluded spot outside Briagolong.

And there were wild flowers

and of course interesting bark

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Len Lye

We made it to the Len Lye exhibition at ACMI.
We intended to have a quick look - but ended up spending 2 hours or so absorbed in looking at the fantastic work.
His kinetic sculptures are inspiring engineering feats. The ones in the exhibition were evokative and powerful. This item was metal spokes arranged on a sloping see sawing piece of wood, and it was quite mesmerising.

And his films made from direct painting were wonderful.
Have a look at Colour Box.