I generally use a whole canvas to explore colour blending, variation and relationship between the colours however recently I’ve been working on smaller squares, sitting side by side, on the one canvas. Here squares of colour converse with their neighbours & as a whole. By altering just one square the artwork can change it’s gesture, expression & mood. Interesting how powerful a square of colour can be!
These pieces look great individually or grouped together.above from top down; ‘Cool Squares’ acrylic on canvas 460x460mm $350
‘Warm Squares One, Two, Three & Four’ acrylic on canvas 360x310mm $260ea, 2 for $480, 4 for $890 ‘Cool Squares small’ acrylic on canvas 410x355m $320
below: ‘Cool Squares One & Two’, 305x305mm $220ea or 2 for $400 PLEASE NOTE, COLOURS ARE SOO MUCH BETTER IN THE GALLERY
Artists From The Freedom School At The Moores ‘The Inner Self’
I’ll be in the Moore’s GALLERY all day tomorrow
(Wednesday 17th May) from 10-4.
Moore’s Building, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle Exhibition open daily from 10am-4pm, on show from 12 – 28 May.
FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY
36 amazing artists exhibiting.
Happy New year everyone! I hope this year brings you wonderful new beginnings full of thriving creativity. In this newsletter you’ll find my 2016 artworks, news of new gallery representation and the first of my wet on wet you tube videos.
I’m please to announce that 2017 sees me represented at The David Giles Art Studios in High Street, Fremantle, http://davidgilesartistudios.com.au/Artist/. I currently have three pieces on show there and will exhibit new pieces each month. Call in and have a look!
All artworks I created in 2016 are now uploaded in my ‘Gallery‘ for you to see and enjoy. It was a year full of creating with 2 quite different streams of work emerging – my acrylics on canvas and then my watercolours, many of which I’ve worked into with pencils. Then there’s all the other pieces where I’ve explored and played with colour along the way. I’d love to hear your responses.
It’s a special experience to see how an artwork is created. With today’s technology it’s easy to show you. This is how ‘Guiding the Way’ came into being. ENJOY!
Develop your own unique artwork by transforming colour into form. This is a safe, nurturing & encouraging class, developed to allow a feeling of freedom in creating out of colour.
We begin this journey by sinking into a full realm of colour, creating balance & harmony between the colours & within ourselves. Then your soul responds to this colourful painting by blending & tending the colours that called to you. Thus begins your unique transformative journey of developing your own artwork from colour into form. We will begin using the wet-on-wet painting technique & move into pastels. Over 6 weeks we will work with your soul’s response & see what it wants to reveal & transform. You work at your own pace, creating 1 or 2 pieces a week or working on the same piece over a few weeks. This is your journey; you use your colours, work at your pace and develop your own original artwork. I will be there to encourage and teach you the techniques you require to create your original piece.
I will provide the papers and paints and all tools, you need to bring a set of soft pastels (24 at least), a kneadable eraser and 2 painting boards (approx 45x59cm). Suitable for all experience levels. Held at Perth Waldorf School, Bibra Lake
Last week I found myself driving 2 and 1/2 hrs south of Perth through Donnybrook and onto the beautiful Bio-Dynamic farm of Brett Kirkpatrick and Leonie Inger called Dugite Farm.
As I drove through the farm, past the golden fields of hay and green acres of vegetables, dams full of cool dark water and paddocks of white and black inquisitive cows, sheds of machinery and an aeroplane hanger on the hill, I came to the newly built workshop room we were to paint in. Not a single snake had I seen or did I!
I was there to give a workshop of wet on wet painting to a wonderfully rich group of amazing people. All of them were locals and we had 3 generations of the same family painting.
Brett hung the door of the new dunny just in time as people began to arrived. We began early, some participants had experience and some didn’t, all where just happy to be there, taking a day out of their schedule for something different. Some people didn’t even know what they were there to do. I spoke about colour: its impact on our soul and its characteristics and we quickly sunk into painting. ‘Fire in the Landscape’ was our first painting and the felt experience of weighing and balancing the colours everybody developed quickly.
We breathed out with a cuppa, lovely homemade baking and a big conversation of what had just happened for everyone. Keen to move onto the next painting, ‘Standing on the Precipice’, we painted again. Most enjoyed the challenges this new painting brought, a different kind of weighing colour and developing variation between and within the colours. More of a challenge but still with the result of lovely artworks showing a beautiful range of individuality and character.
A shared lunch saw us nourish our bodies and the afternoon rolled into more painting and even some drawing. Participants were able to experience repainting one of the artworks. This often sounds boring however the first time we paint a painting we are mapping out what is to be done and how to possibly do it. The second time we paint a painting we sink deeply into the colours, feeling their effects on each other and enjoying the process with more control and direction. We breath differently this time around coming from a different perspective.
We finished far later than we had expected as we just couldn’t stop talking and an invite to come down again in March was warmly accepted.
Thank you everyone for such a lovely day and to Leonie for bringing us all together for this experience.
‘Fire in the Landscape’ + ‘Standing at the Precipice’
Mon 12th or Wed 21st, 9–11.30am $82 Using Wet on Wet technique enjoy complimentry colours in the landscape in 2 very different paintings.
‘Sun Hot Sands’ + ‘Moon Talking’
Sun 18th or Fri 23rd 9 – 12.30 $87 Using Wet on Wet & Veil painting explore the realm of enhancing colours in the heat of the day & cool of the night.‘Geometric Veils’
Wed 14th or Sun 25th, 9 – 11am $72 Learn the translucent technique of veil painting & discover how colours play in layers, excellent for beginners.Studio Mornings w DRAWING
Sat 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st, 9-11.30am
DRAWING – learning to see & draw
$30 for 1 class, $57 for 2 or $70 for 4 or
work on your ‘After Seven’ metamorphosis
$20 (excl materials) or $25 (incl material fee)All classes held at my Studio in Watermans Bay.
Feb & Mar classes released Dec.
Please use the below contact form to register your bookings or send any inquiries.