Friday, May 18, 2018

SOLD!...I'm on a roll

It seems that my forte is collage, I sold three yesterday.  If that is a measure that I'm doing something right then I'm heading in the right direction. 

A SINGLE LEAF

FARAWAY THUNDER

LEAVES

All are on 300gms watercolour paper.  I use some eco-dyed papers courtesy of Trace Willans at Soewn Earth.  Do visit her blog for more info on that process, and perhaps to acquire some papers for yourself. 

I also use my own painted papers, teabags, and techniques such as embossing, stencilling, or frottage.

It's impossible to stop, and I have SO much 'stuff' to p[lay with.










Thursday, May 3, 2018

Back to Collage

Am still pouring acrylics, but the 20th International Collage Exchange is coming up soon so am back to mucking around with bits of paper and found objects.  It's all SUCH fun!



PLAYTIME

GO FIGURE

RENOVATION MAN
 
 
Here are three of my favourites (so far).  Do you have a favourite of these?
 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

LATEST EFFORTS

It seems that you are never too old to learn something new.




 


This is just too much fun to stop doing!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

It's Been A While....

....and I don't have a good reason. Nonetheless I've not been idle.  Have been experimenting with the latest craze, acrylic pouring,  After a week of frustrating efforts I've eventually arrived where I want to be.



 


These are only 4"x4", but a good starting point to explore the technique.  Eventually I might be able to manipulate the colours enough to make backgrounds for paintings, collages, or whatever takes my fancy.  After all I'm a dilettante, not a REAL artist.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

HOPE

This the theme for the 2017 Apron Project.  Run by Sallianne McClelland (events manager extraordinaire) the project invites artists to decorate aprons for a charity auction to benefit the Hornsby Kuring-Gai Women's Shelter in Sydney.

This is my apron for 2017: Hand painted with collaged felt butterflies and the sentiment printed on fabric.
 


2017 - HOPE


All the aprons can be seen, and bid for, online at Galabid. There are some amazing pieces!  Registration is free.

This is my third year of participation, and I hope I can do so each year.
 
2015


2016

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's been a while...

.... but I'm back.....tho' not quite in full swing yet.  The International Collage Exchange is up and running on:

http://www.tart.co.nz/exhibit.htm

My piece, 'Wishing For A Better Solution' is SOLD and soon on its way to the USA. (Thanks Julia Payne, a fellow collagist)

Wishing For A Better Solution
old book page, found objects


I love working with discarded objects and papers.  Makes an awful mess in the studio...but is so much fun.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

REJECTION

As an 'artist' one must get used to having one's work rejected from various exhibitions. Fortunately it happens less as time goes on....until this year.  I seem to have had rejection upon rejection.  Perhaps I'm losing the plot?

BARRIER
rust-dyed muslin, waxed cord, painted and found papers, acrylic
on 20 x 20 x 3.5 cm wooden panel

DREAMSCAPE
painted and found papers, acrylic
on 20 x 20 x 3.5 cm wooden panel

These two works were submitted for the Lethbridge 10000, but not hung in the Gallery (first time for four years that I've missed out).  Mind you, am in their 'online' selection, but it's not the same as being 'hung'.  
 
It's a little disappointing start to the art show season but hey, I paint and collage because I'm obsessed and can't stop, AND because it's the thing I most love to do.

Onward and upward.......