Monday, 21 March 2011

Art, monoprint, my garden and cockatoo

It's been a while since I have posted anything - busy, busy with a range of things - but here are a few pictures I like.

Cliff in the Grampians

This acrylic painting began with a photograph of a landscape and became a semiabstracted one. I was especially interested in shapes, lines. The colours, except for the green, were close on the colour wheel.  I'm doing an art class with Michael Winters again this semester and it's called 'Landscape - one step further' to get away from making realistic paintings and putting ones emotions into the painting.
 
Cliff in the Grampians

Monoprint
I made this print using soluble wax crayons (Caran d'Arche) to draw the picture onto a piece of polypropylene, then printing on a piece of Arches watercolour paper 185gsm soaked in water for 30 minutes

Monoprint

Sulphur crested cockatoo
These large Australian birds love the seeds on my pistache tree.  For the last 2 weeks they have been stripping the tree of seeds and also breaking off branches which is very annoying. They are easy to photograph as they are quite unafraid of people quite close by.

Sulphur crested cockatoo

Colombines in my garden

Colombines in my garden

Back garden in summer

This summer has been unusually wet so everything looks so green
Back garden in summer

Back deck in summer
Back deck in summer

2 comments:

chris hobel said...

your garden really is a picture

Mary said...

I am trying to learn to draw in an abstract manner, it is great to see your take on it. Thanks.