ifonly

currently starting new work for an exhibition at roma regional gallery in february 2015

ifonly is the first completed piece – hand built terracotta, slip, underglaze, stain encaustic (wax) finish approx. 50xm x 30 cm x 30 cmifonly_side ifonly_side2 ifonly_whole ifonly

don’t push

Moreton Bay Art Prize is one of the few major art prizes in south-east Queensland region – so it is always nice to be included in the final jury selection.  This year I only entered the 3D section with dontpushmybuttons – even the good get weary 40 x 30 x 30 cm terracotta, engobe, underglaze and stains 

don't push my buttons

not all black and white

not all black and white went through the same ordeal as the previous post – colour was overlaid in watery treatments much like watercolour.  She is approx. 60 cm x 40 x 30 cm 

terracotta base, stains, engobe and underglazes
notallblackandwhite copy notallblackandwhite_detail notallblackandwhite02 copy notallblackandwhite03

breathing a sigh of relief

don’t push my buttons – came through the bisque but I was really unhappy with the result – I added more stain, more engobe and some very watery underglaze colours – put it back in the kiln and crossed my fingers. (maybe I prayed to the kiln god as well!)don't push my buttons dont_push_detail

 

terracotta and white clays, stains , engobe and underglaze approx. 40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm.

out on a limb

I must admit I had been feeling a little  raw and exposed – out on a limb – but fantastic news this afternoon I have sold a substantial number of works from my show – sheer bliss – the feeling is fantastic.  I had purchased a swag of new paper on thursday and had been thinking maybe I was being a bit extravagant but all good now.  Here is another drawing from life drawing on thursday that I have coloured up a bit with watercolour pencils. A4 strathmore with  biro and watercolour pencils. out-on-a-limb

re-working?

caryatid_drawing2I have spent the day re-working this drawing and bringing some of the imagery from the background into the foreground and vice versa – might need to be sleeping on this a bit longer.  It is a large drawing 180 cm tall x 80 cm wide.

 

monoprint

untitledI have just starting to play around with mono prints – this was done by painting acrylic onto glass and taking a print by placing the paper on top and pressing with my hand.  I have then worked back into the print with charcoal.

doubt

I haven’t uploaded anything for a few days.  The 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