A montage of what I have been up to this year in drawing.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Just some of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works on exhibition in Canberra at the NGA until April 2010, on loan from the Musee D'Orsay, Paris.
Cezanne, Sisley, Seurat, Van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Bernard, Vallotton, Denis to name just a few. To see the artworks with their brushstrokes and canvas details was stunning. Listening to the commentary from passing visitors just as stunning but for all the wrong reasons. I have really come to appreciate my growing knowledge of art history as it made the exhibit so much more accessible and rewarding. If you are in Canberra over the next six months you must visit it. From Australia it travels to Tokyo, Japan and then San Fransisco I think.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
These are just two of the works by Geoffrey Ricardo on show at Australian Galleries.
A huge collection of prints and the star of the show - a life size Rhinoceros - Anno Domino 2009
copper and stainless steel, patinated and painted - 210 x 440 x 110 cm
These stunning new works (below) by Richard Dunlop are currently exhibited at the James Makin Gallery in Melbourne. Photographs do the works no justice, the rich textural layering overpainted in translucent black are breathtaking. Patches of glowing colour dot the canvas as it illuminated from within. Needless to say I was impressed and depressed I couldn't afford one, even the small 20x20cm were out of reach.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
These fabulous sculptures, made from card are by Louis Patterson, Third Year Arts Student - these works will soon be shown at the Switchback Gallery from November 17th.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
OK, I know the right leg is a little out but you gotta admit it looks like a human being and not an alien - so I am pleased with that! A far cry from my first attempts at the beginning of the year.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well here it is 40 hours and done. I really enjoyed doing such a large format, even in charcoal!
After 30 hours - and still going.................
This is my most recent work, a 2 meter by 1,5 meter charcoal drawing. It is no where near finished even with the 20 hours already spent on it. Same again to finished stage I would guess.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I am reading an autobiogtaphy of Australian icon artist John Olsen - Drawn from Life.
It is such an inspiring book - I will have to get my hands on my own copy. I have been looking into Australian Modernists and am so impressed, I had forgotten all about them with my research in European and American Modernists. There is something about the Australian artists that connect with the outback spirit here.