Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Yesterday we went to see Lois Button's drawings on Hanji paper which she bought back from South Korea. Chai liked the drawings very much except for the theme of aging. The flowers were quite beautiful but the skulls were a bit morbid, he thought.
Sally Miller's paintings on skin deep gave Chai the horrids. He did not like it very much at all, otherwise the techniques were quite good.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
More of the paintings Dawn did at Amphitheatre, mostly landscapes and portraits; a few abstract paintings. The abstracts are typically Dawn's style and her recent paintings have the same feel about them.
This morning we took a train ride down to Melbourne to see the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria's annual art show at Burnley Harbour. There were a few good pieces and Dawn especially liked Shirley Dart's abstract art, other than that, I think our local Ballarat Society of Artists can paint better and more impressive than what I have seen. It was good to see the amatuer art scene and what people are painting. Some of the prices were quite low and some were ridiculously high.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
This is another of Dawn's old painting of her mum when she was 16. It was one of Dawn's strongest portrait that was a very good likeness of her and was one of the many portraits that Dawn was doing at the time. Dawn was also concentrating on landscapes at the time. She did quite a few at Amphitheatre, Victoria.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Imogen's drawing of the Nativity
Miranda's Nativity drawing
Chloe's Nativity drawing
These kids are around 8 years old, and quite able to draw on the Gospel themes we have been sharing with them. Very vivid imaginations, I say.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
The end of year exhibition (EYE) of the uni had some interesting art. Some good pieces eg lighted ceramic boxes, round paper disc joined together to form a sculpture and a couple of interesting installations. Some of the paintings were quite good, especially those done by the diploma of visual arts students, they were as good as the Bachelor students I thought. The honours students' artwork were more impressive too. I don't understand the graphic design sections, so did not enjoy them as much.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Dawn has signed up for an international project which starts from Brooklyn, N Y, and tours the USA. Just under a couple of months to complete a sketchbook with a predetermined theme. It will be a good way to promote her in the US and we can track how it went.
Dawn’s artist profile on the website is http://arthousecoop.com/users/dawnllim
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
This afternoon we visited a couple of galleries, one ARI @ First Draft Gallery, we particularly liked this painting:-
And then we met a very nice lady, Clementine at Chalk Horse Gallery, a commercial gallery which has a stable of 11 artists.