Monday, December 20, 2010

Interesting photo from J Paul Getty Museum

This is called  Infant Photography Gives the Painter an Additional Brush - 1856 it is an albumen print by Oscar Gustave Rejlander who was a painter. The photograph looks like a painting in its composition and content.
He portrays photography as the new infant reaching to the painter and touching his brushes - emphasising the view at the time that Photography was a new child of the arts.

Sepia tone for Monotone images

I have added some colour tone to the vegetables. I am not sure which are more appealing - the black and white or these toned ones.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Still life Black & White Vegetables

 I went to Preston Market and could not resist buying these beautiful subjects for portraits.

Portrait of Kohlrabi
Portrait of Garlic Chives
Portrait of Mushrooms

Portrait of Choko

Portrait of Bitter Gourd
Portrait of Ridged Gourd

Monday, December 6, 2010

Brunswick St Gallery Small Works

I submitted three works for the Brunswick St Small Works exhibition.
The show runs until mid January

I am very pleased with them all.
They are 28 x 23cm in black frames.
This first one is based on my favourite poem, Death of th Bird by AD Hope.
Read the entire poem here

The second is a collograph I did in Sicily

The third is a giclee print - the image is a montage of my original photographs combined in Adobe Photoshop.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Melbourne Summer

I took a canvas that I had started a year ago and extensively reworked it so I could submit it for the Contemporary Artist Society exhibition at Burnley. I worked on it all day Friday and most of the weekend.

I finished it Monday and was anxious that it was completely dry for Thursday drop off. After a day in the car in the sun it was fine.
It is oil on canvas and is 120 x 60 cm
It is on show at McConchie Reserve this weekend 3rd 4th 5th Dec 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Poppy in the garden

Summer brings lovely surprises in the garden.
This poppy 'popped up' unexpectedly next to our artichokes.