Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Abstract paintings

Exercises in abstraction.
I used acrylic paint as it allowed me to work quickly.Both are around A2 size - 600mm x 400mm or 24x16 inches.
The first is on paper
The second is on canvas, and I like it better

Aspendale Beach (2)

Bathing boxes on Aspendale beach

Monday, March 12, 2012

Aspendale beach

Spent most of today (Labour Day - public holiday) at Aspendale beach.

A beautiful autumn day in Melbourne.

Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’ 2011

While at GOMA seeing the Matisse exhibition we popped in to see the temporary exhibition by Yayoi Kusama. She is a Japanese artist whose work usually includes ... dots. Lots of them.
She also likes to do installation works,
In GOMA she had set up a perfectly white room, and visitors were asked to placed coloured dots on the white surfaces with the aim of completely covering the white, Hence the name - the obliteration room.
By the time we got there it was late in the exhibition and the bliteration was well under way.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

spider webs in the garden

Rain makes the spider's web look like a string of pearls