Sunday, December 03, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Opens Saturday 25 November 3.30pm
Join us for drinks & nibbles!
Exhibition continuing through to January 2007
The Ferry Artists Gallery
Old Northern Road
Ph: 02 4566 4385
Hours: 10am – 4pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Heres a painting from the weekend. Trying my hand at 'plein air' work. Its rather fun, and a good discipline.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Open Studio 2006
After much cleaning up and clearing out, I finally opened the door to all. A fabulous 4 days, brilliant weather (thanking God considering the week before there were local bushfires), lots of people - even those I didnt know! ;-) , I swanned around looking arty, even painted during the quiet times, nibbled on cheese & olives and talked my head off. Sold work too!My two dogs were exhausted and so was I, took a couple of days to recover. I think this is why I only have one a year!
For more pictures go to my website
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
A great day had by all that attended the wonderful workshop hosted by the Ferry Artist's Gallery & Wiseman's Ferry Retreat. Patrick Mathew, notable local botanist held us in thrall over the diversity of plant life in the area. We went for a walk after lunch, along the river and I saw the parkland trees in a totally new light!
Very inspiring and informative.
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Passaro e tomate
Getting a bit concerned - my Open Studio is a month away - 'spose I better get Paint'n & Print'n! Here is a painting I am very pleased with - havent done a still life in ages and I got caught up with the juicy colours. Must do more....
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Thought you'd like to see the painting that started me onto my cubistic head series. Originally was just playing around with an ATC (3.5" x 2.5" trading card) and thought it was good enough to put into a national miniature exhibition. Well it received a "Commended" and was sold! So I was encouraged to carry on!
There is a lot of detail that the picture has not shown, lots of layers and colours. Title: Alisonimo, Medium:Acrylic
Sunday, July 16, 2006
Portrait of Queen Alexandra
Well, vaguely. Even more linear than the last 3, I used pastel as part of the inking up procedure. The plate (not pictured) is now a most beautiful shade of blue, I think I should frame it - although the letters are backwards.
Print on ebay
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Monday, July 10, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
A creation a la collagraph based on an old military photograph. Oil based ink on Rives BFK. Tiny edition of 3. I loved discovering the texture and had a wonderful time trying out different coloured inks and hand coloured a couple with watercolour. Available on ebay.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
"Sophie" has colour.
At night, when the rest of the family were lolling around in front of the telly I sat at my desk, labouriously hand colouring over 20 versions of this little scene. Mad I know, but I knew if I didnt do them all together, they would never get done. Played around with several colour schemes until I decided on this one.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
What am I doing this week? Here is young "Sophie", a linocut awaiting hand colouring - I think. I am very hesitant to add colour after being happy with the black and white design.
Also, have to print a woodengraving, working on two reduction linocuts for a couple of exchanges, my dog Jontyto be immortalised in lino, and a new baby in church warrants another print to be developed for "Rebecca". - to see other prints created for babes in my life go here
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Here is "Amelia" a hand coloured linocut I made to celebrate the birth of young Amelia Castle. Looking up the meaning of the name - it means hard working. A worthy virtue but how to portray it attractively?.
I have also joined the 'Etsy' club, I love this site!
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Pelican Posing on a Post
Well, he is a first attempt, but he looks pretty good from afar!
Things I have learned:
Use a thinner gauge wire.
Chicken wire is really nice to mold
'Tie Wires' were a stroke of brilliance!
Vacumn the carpet if you insist on working in the loungeroom
I hope he stays on the post, dont fancy fishing him out of the dam! He seems to be keeping the ducks on edge - they're not hanging around anymore!
Here is a cheat. I used metal potato mashers as a base for his feet, which i then wrapped with wire.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Embarking on a new project for me. Wire Sculpture! Its my Dad's Birthday soon and I want to make him a life size sculpture of a pelican. I will post some pics as soon as my hands heal... ha ha.
Some brilliant artists out there working with wire. Check this one out - and look at the Directory of Wire Artists: http://wirelady.com
My hands? Well I was only half joking. Developed an allergy to Mineral Turpentine. And I thought it wouldn't happen to me!...... Next time I'm using oil based inks, I'm going to try a citrus based product.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Year of the Rooster over and out!
Yep, they were hiding from the world ALL YEAR, but now they're out and willing to be integrated into society. Had no end of problems, blah blah blah. But I'm happy with them.
"Don't Count Your Chickens" 2 block reduction linocut
edition of 60, created for Baren Year of the Rooster exchange http://www.barenforum.org/new_year/rooster.html