Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Two Paintings from the same Still Life



Both Acrylic on top of collage.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Finally I can post my "Year of the Pig" Prints!

I created several designs throughout the year - Collagraphs made from cardboard and enhanced after printing, with watercolours.

Then I was onto "piggybanks" so I created a linocut featuring three gorgeous ones.
"To Market To Market"

Here is one that I have handcoloured.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sunflower Dance

An oil on paper monoprint with pastel

10" x 8"

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Workshop at Wiseman's Ferry

Here are some pics of my latest workshop. I love teaching. It
is so exciting to see what each student will come up with. And they were all brilliant! Thankyou to Ian Elton who lent us his proofing press. It made things a lot quicker.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

"Plein Air"


My first experience with the Wood Engraving substitute "Resingrave". It was quite easy to use. Of course, you dont get that lovely feeling of slicing through wood.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Dogs win Prize at the Show
My very relaxed dogs are hanging at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and have just feasted on 1st Prize in Printmaking. I am very humbled - remembering what the competition was like last year. (havent seen this year's yet)

"Let Sleeping Dogs Lie" Linocut on 'Bark' Paper

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Naked Carrot - As I rarely do 'nudes' and my gallery is having an "In the Raw" exhibition, I have submitted a little wood engraving entitled "La Carotte Nue"

5cm x 5cm (2"x2")

I also had a go at hand colouring, here is the naked carrot in all her glory.
For my inspiration, check our Manet's Olympia

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Noisy Cloud

30" x 40" Mixed Media on Canvas
Process: 1.Had a marvelous time with inks, acrylics, water and acrylic medium on 300gsm hot pressed paper. Sprinkled urea onto wet areas for interesting effect.
2. Paper horribly buckled
3. Ripped up painting
4. Glued pieces of painting onto canvas, along with other collage papers such as ripped up woodcut prints.
5. More acrylic, medium & water
6. Developed image with acrylic using local landscape and photos of cockatoos as subject.
7. Yay, finished. Celebration. Onto next project.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Another supine dog
"Sleeping Pup" Linocut.
Looking forward to a day in the shed when I can print some more dogs that I have quietly cut away over the last few weeks. And there is another small pack hidden in the uncut lino.
Then I shall put some of them together and print as one picture. Its good to have a plan isnt it? Hope life doesnt get 'busy' again...

Oh yeah, there's one of these babies on Ebay

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Doggone it

Must be on a 'doggy' theme at the moment since I finally finished my Baren Year of the Dog 2006 Print . Here he is in linocut:

Then I created this one: "Sleeping Dog"

and this week, a monotype: "Shaggy"

Planning more, as I cant imagine life without dogs. Even though my two are currently in disgrace for various misdemeanors.