Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Landscape paintings progressing

The landscape tryptich is progressing - a yellow hue now and a move to an 'abstracted' rather than 'abstract' stage. More to come.

Friday, May 25, 2012

details from the landscapes

Yes I have a passion for Turner, and it keeps popping through.
I am finding that by practising using acrylics I am getting better at applying them as washes. 
These are details from the landscapes,

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Landscape paintings - again, more.
I have taken some ideas from the small studies I did last week and spent all of Monday working on these three panels.
I am exploring glazing with acrylics and different grounds on the support.
The support here is MDF, and I have used calcite, impasto and gel mediums to get some textures. I have used lots of normal acrylic medium to build up the glazes.
Some scumbling has taken well on the rough ground. Will get a detailed view of it for the next update.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

More landscape paintings

 Working quite small - 23 x 26 cm has its advantages - can experiment with different colours and compositions. Working in acrylics is enjoyable too. Here is the beginning of my new series. They have been inspired by my wanderings along the Yarra River at different times of the day.

My work at Art Melbourne

I created these small paintings for Art Melbourne - aka The Affordable Art Fair
They are titled Melbourne Summer 1,2,3
They demonstrate that I am getting the hang of glazing technique.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Land Locked Exhibition at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

My work has been chosen to be part of the Land Locked Exhibition at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 30th May to the Sunday 17th June. 

The opening of the exhibition is on Saturday 2nd June at 2:00pm. 

I submitted these two water colour paintings.  They are small - around 5 x 4 inches on A4 paper

Monday, May 14, 2012

Light through a translucent window

A clear window at NMIT, a trick of the light casting coloured shadows

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Windows at Abbotsford Convent

 As part of an excursion to Abbotsford Convent with NMIT Visual Art department I took these photos which I think evoke a certain atmosphere. Ambiguous and slightly disturbing

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Decay and sadness at Abbotsford Convent

 What sadness and misery are absorbed in the walls of this institution