Tasmanian Art Exhibition entries (Eskleigh 2012)


This year I have entered three small works in the Eskleigh exhibition. There is no traditional landscape of a recognisable location, rather I have selected different media for their ability to communicate a particular mood or intent. Each painting is accompanied by a short (max25 words) statement which I have included here.

 

Meditation. (Watercolour). Light filled space, calligraphic foliage, balance. Simplicity. Zen influences create a meditation on paper.

Beach Abstraction. (Coloured Pencil: Inktense and watercolour pencils). Exaggerating the colours and tonal contrasts emphasises the abstract qualities of these natural forms (bull kelp).

Industrial (acrylic, encaustic and gold leaf on gallery stretched canvas) Representing the range of textures evident in industrial areas, usually adjacent to water. Polluted landscapes, but within, spots of beauty can be discovered.

INKTENSE WORKSHOP


NEXT INKTENSE WORKSHOP; SATY JANUARY 21st 2012 ph03  64282675

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First we played a little to see what marks could be made, how variable applications of water made a difference, and to get an idea of colour intensity.  Then I set a task of drawing beach stones where each stone could be treated in a different way (some chose shells from my collection). I did a quick reminder sketch of using tone to suggest a 3D form then it was all systems go. No works absolutely completed but looking promising. Not as varied  results as from their palette knife flowers workshop (shown on an earlier post) but this was a more tightly structured session. Some participants were not happy with their fan shell works so I quickly demonstrated frottage (rubbings) which worked well (and even better if more time and care taken). Because the colours stay fixed after wetting this medium is great for patterning then laying another colour over (such as a shodow) . The patterns underneath will be retained.