Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Blue Moon Tides - artist book

This year for second year printmaking at NMIT our major task was to create an artist book.
I chose the theme of the moon and tides. I made 2 books - collographs mounted in  concertina books on Dutch etch 200 gsm paper.
This blue book cover is Indian hand made paper. The red moon tides cover is buckram.
I was fortunate to win  a generous prize donated by Magnani Papers Australia for which I am very grateful.

On the back of the pages are tide charts

Red Moon Tides

Monday, November 28, 2011

Landscape paintings for Contemporary Artist Society

These are close to completion ready for dropping off to the CAS exhibition at Burnley harbour  next weekend.  Details here
I have to put some finishing touches on them. Photographed them before glazing - otherwise it is too hard to avoid reflections.
The three works are 50 x 40 cm.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Recipe @ 69 Smith St Gallery

I have just completed my entry for the end of year member's show at 69 Smith St Gallery.
The theme was "Recipe' and I was struggling to find a thread that appealed... then it came to me. Alchemy of Love. Here is the image I had printed today. It has evolved several weeks - with many iterations. So many of the classic alchemy symbols could be applied to love.
It is a digital print, 50cm x 70 cm framed.

The show will be open on Wednesday 30th November for three weeks. The opening is on Dec 3rd from 4pm - 6pm.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Contemporary Artist Society Show

I have completed 2 works for the Contemporary Artists Society show at Burnley Harbour.
The details for the show which is on from Dec 2 to Dec Dec 4 are here.
These 2 paintings are larger than my usual ones. They are 120 cm x 120 cm.
Quite large.
I am very pleased with them - though they have taken an age to complete.
Now I have to get moving to complete 3 smaller works.

Lorne - it rained

Went to Lorne for the day - it rained on and off. But managed to get to the beach for a stroll between showers. Even the seagulls looked a bit hesitant.
 Children always seem to enjoy the beach despite the cold.......

Anglsea - it rained

Went to Anglsea for the weekend. Saturday it rained pretty much all day. Spent a great deal of time looking out of the windows ... at the rain.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Painting again

After an intensive year of photography and printmaking I have been immersed in the studio this week, painting. I am getting works ready for the Contemporary Artist Society exhibition at Burnley Underpass.
More details later.
Here are 2 images of the under painting from the first work. It is a large work  for me - 120 cm x 120 cm.
So I had to photograph it in the back yard - and I liked the shadows that fell across it - and the stray leaves from a rogue spinach plant.

The final image is quite different......

Great document on street photography

Enjoyed reading this article from

 and looking at his website is inspirational

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hand coloured Holga images

These images were taken in black and white with a Holga film camera.
Negatives were scanned and hand coloured in photoshop.