Friday, December 24, 2010

Reflections of a long forgotten city

 

abstract painting

 

When I begin to paint I have no idea of what I am going to do. I have types of paintings that I love and want to emulate and learn from, they are here locked in my heart.

So, with those thoughts in mind I just start painting, after I have chosen some colours and have had a prayer.

One of my lecturers whilst at University, told me to try and have my colours prepared so all I have to do is paint. I did that with this painting and enjoyed the composition that evolved.

As usual when I think the painting is near to completion I look at the painting for a while (I do this with every painting) and begin to understand what I have brought about.

I get a strong feeling of silhouettes of buildings from the Biblical days, even Jerusalem perhaps, at Sunset, and I think the lower ocher colour in block form on both sides could be baptismal fonts, dug out of clay.

I believe my method of painting can bring about my subconscious and experiences.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dawn's new paintings

new paintings

 

new painting

 

new painting

Lois Button and Sally Miller @ Space22

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 Dawn's past paintings

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.

Amphitheatre backyard

 

President Benson

 

abstract painting

Art @ Burnley Harbour

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.

 

art burnley

 

shirley dart and dawn 1

 

sign board

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Another past painting from Dawn's portfolio

portrait of my mum

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.