2nd drawing in progress

I thought I had three images to upload of this drawing in three different stages but I could only find the first and third this morning – obviously in haste I have closed photoshop before saving the image ­čśŽ

Never mind below are two stages of the drawing (still in progress) charcoal, white and black gesso and mono print

 

 

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through the window

The studio beckons but it has just been too cold out there today – sorry this image is a bit blurry but it is taken looking from my kitchen into the studio. ┬áSome life drawings on the wall from last week and an old ceramic figure (12 months old) that I have just started painting.┬áthrough the window

maybe this time

We have been very busy here on the sunny coast with family visiting from Melbourne; and tidying up last minute things for both my exhibition and David’s exhibition ┬áopening in the next few weeks.

maybe this time has had quite a few iterations however the new head was added after life drawing on thursday – the sad part is that the added head has lost something when it has been stuck down – the pastel has dropped in tone and gone a bit muddy – but maybe this time it will be finished ­čÖé

maybe this time
maybe this time

postmaster’s daughter

postmaster's daughter60 x 40 open box
postmaster’s daughter
60 x 40 open box

This box was found with the tape attached saying ‘BANG’ and with pirates signs on back – obviously a well treasured child’s secret stash box – or perhaps even an old school case or ‘port’ as we say here in Queensland.┬á My father was a postmaster on Bribie Island in the late 50’s/early 60’s and there were three girls. The silk transfer prints in the background of the box are stamps I made of me standing outside the old Bribie Post Office.┬á This sculpture is currently on exhibition at Rosebed Street Gallery.

nonsense squared

Yesterday I took some old pieces of work out to Rosebed Street Gallery – the piece below is from 2008. ┬áVintage buttons, vintage silks from kimono , acrylic, gesso and wax. ┬áThe base is newspaper sheets folded into thick bands and then woven together, trapping a moment in time, half truths, lies and nonsense.

square root of nonsense120 x 120 cm
square root of nonsense
120 x 120 cm

doubt

I haven’t uploaded anything for a few days. ┬áThe weather has been wild and chaotic but I have been in the studio despite the heat and humidity. This huge sheet of white paper has been hanging on the studio wall for several weeks – untouched – finding the courage to begin is sometimes very difficult – progress only seems to happen when you can overcome the fear.doubt

somedays

last week I took my sewing machine into the life studio – usually i draw directly onto canvas or linen and then stitch – on thursday I stitched directly onto the canvas – trying to capture movement and feeling – the colour is watered down acrylic applied to the back of the canvas ┬áThis is the result after several more hours of stitching.

somedays