Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nature's Bounty


Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I paint when nature, with the change of the seasons, produces such beauty. Just look at that colour.

Our tomatoes are being dried, ready for storage and use over the winter months. They taste delicious by the way when used in pasta sauces.

So, this is a red mandala.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Stone Fruit aka Carbon Parcels


This painting speaks of our mining environment to the detriment of our trees, which made the minerals in the first place.

Acrylic & Charcoal on canvas 1m2.

Simultaneous Floating and Sinking


This painting speaks of the feeling of being stuck in the middle or of being indecisive.

Again, acrylic & charcoal. 1m2 on canvas.

Painting rather than Printmaking this week.




This is an acrylic and charcoal painting. Title: Blocked Intentions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Here is a site for ARI's and exhibition opportunities

Just found this site which may be of interest. http://crawl.net.au

http://stevegray.com.au/blog/ Lots and lots of local information as well as further afield. Really worth a look. You can also list any exhibitions on this site.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Brenda Hartill Exhibition




Yesterday a group of Printmakers journeyed to Castlemaine in central Victoria to view an exhibition of mainly collagraph prints by British Printmaker Brenda Hartill. The exhibition was arranged through a friend with whom I attended Brenda Hartill's workshop, Udimore in 2009. Cherryl spoke at the opening and presented a brief outline of Brenda and her work and explained how a collagraph plate is constructed.

The exhibition is being staged at Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine. Curator: Dale Falkner http://www.australian-art-gallery.com/index.htm?http://www.Australian-Art-Gallery.com/cgi-bin/v_gallery.pl?aid=294

Two of the visitors who came with me bought works and they were very pleased about that too.

The images are of Cherryl (who opened the exhibition) Leeanne, who bought the work closest to her (bottom left of picture) and Elizabeth and Janet, standing in the doorway. Robyn is the photographer behind Cherryl taking a picture of Leeanne's purchase so she can see it for the weeks leading up to collecting the work. Elizabeth bought a small etching with embossing of children pulling sleds in a village.

We had a wonderful day, stopping off at Daylesford for coffee on the way home.

Congratulations to Brenda for such a varied and wonderful exhibition which was displayed creatively and beautifully.