Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stuart, Betty and me!

This (below) is the reason why I'm playing with lino printing . . . a bit of a project with a friend and colleague (and expert lino artist and printer!).  The project's to do with a local statue of John Douall Stuart and it's 'audiencing'.  So we've been printing and inviting artists to re-interpret the prints in terms of their response to the statue, the politics, the history, the . . . .

 So here's the beginnings of my response to the statue, the man, the history:  provisionally titled, I wonder, Mr Stuart . . . but quite likely to change, especially when I start putting the pencilled text in and then maybe, if it still feels right, the green acrylic lebeck tree foliage . . . .

Thursday, January 26, 2017

new mediums ...

pencil (big scale . . . for a project I'll post about later)

and lino

all intriguing and quite addictive really

Monday, January 9, 2017

words and forms

 Got a bit distracted by his cap, his beard and and hands but have finally got some stuff beginning on using text to create forms in the Mt Nancy setting background

Monday, January 2, 2017

patience and clouds

Yup, forgotten how long soft billowy clouds actually take . . . to make them soft and billowy: not even close yet . . .perhaps a smaller canvas would have been a better plan.

And back to Geoff, enjoying portraiture's peachy colours again . . . getting the figure sorted before I start messing with the words to make a landscape background