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.