Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Even More adventures with Caput Mortuum

I think I am getting the measure of this colour. This is a small work - around 20cm x 18cm,

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I was given a gorgeous new Hahnemuhle sketch book for my birthday. (Thank you John and Julie)
So today I christened it with some drawing at Lazar Krum's Thursday morning class at the Sea Scout Hall located in Fairbairn Park by the Maribyrnong River - a lovely location and a very enjoyable class.

I had intended to draw the two statues here 

 but I took my time warming up on the small owl and the there Grecian statue.

Then I got distracted by the lemons

More to come....

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Exquisite Palette Show

St Luke's in Collingwood is running The Exquisite Palette Exhibition once more.
The idea is that everyone who enters the exhibition starts with a plain wooden palette and then makes an art work with it ....

... here is my entry titled "Don't Let Me Go". It is a digital print on archival paper

 Here is the information about the exhibition. The opening night is a great party so we are looking forward to it.

St. Luke is a specialty supplier of fine art materials, ranging from locally hand
made Langridge oilpaint, mediums to jars of the finest pure pigment sourced
from all around the world. We supply art materials to practising Artists and
Artisans across Australia. To celebrate our inventive and skilled clientele St Luke
is having our forth exhibition of art made on a traditional kidney shaped palette.
The opening night is packed to the rafters with the Art community and over 200
Palettes are on sale with prices starting at $100, this means you can pick up an
affordable and unique work of art. The palettes stay on display for four weeks at
St. Luke Artist Colourmen.
Help us celebrate the diversity, creativity and exquisiteness of the artistic mind!

EXHIBITION OPENS: April 10th 6:30 - 8pm
St Luke 32 Smith Street Collingwood

For more information, interviews or media quality images please
contact St Luke (03) 9486 9992. St Luke Artist Colourmen 32
Smith Street Collingwood 3066

Adventures with Caput Mortuum


What a wonderful birthday present, a tube of Old Holland Caput Mortuum and a tube of Gamblin Titanium Zinc White oil paints.
So off to the studio to mix it with Prussian Blue, Viridian and some Raw Umber on a test strip and then onto a little test page.
 Will be learning more about Caput Mortuum through further experiements. Enjoying using the delicious white as well.