Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paola Pivi at NGV

You started it…I finish it is an installation designed for Federation Court by Paola Pivi encompassing eight life-size sculptures of bears, adorned with neon-coloured feathers. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Latest Tides study

More preparations for Tidal project. Charcoal, pastel  and white conte crayon

Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekend at Torquay

A winter weekend at Torquay where the light was brilliant due to rain and storms

Thursday, July 10, 2014

More studies for the Tidal theme

These are small studies A4 also in preparation for the collagraph or dry point that I have in mind. I have used mixed media for the layering.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

preparation for etching

I am looking at some ideas for a work based around the theme of "Tidal".
These are some studies that I will use to work towards a multi-plate etching/collagraph.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mortimer Menpes

Mortimer Menpes was a new name for me - a South Australian artist who lived in London and was friend with Rossetti, Wilde and co.
A master of the portrait and fine etching and drypoint which had a photographic quality.

The two prints below show the difference between the first state and the second state of an etching. The print blow right is the result of more work being done on the plate - the earlier version is on the left.

Monday, July 7, 2014

C.R.W. Nevinson

I spent some time in Adelaide, and was fortunate to see a small exhibition of C.R.W Nevinson lithographs.at the Art Gallery of South Australia lovely surprise.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Etihad stadium

Today I took part in a life drawing class at Etihad stadium - an odd venue - but not when it is in the context of VCA students helping students at a medical conference who were new to life drawing.
I had a chance to look at the stadium for the first time.