Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A redhead and a winner!

Bits of a drawing that I have been working on today.  Ahhh, our perfectly coiffed and inked Melbourne hipster boys are so inspiring!

Yes!  Saskia you were right -- the bodies and the shapes in the post below do indeed go together.  Now the one on the left is contemplating that bottle of gin that's just behind it.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Frozen work in progress

The studio was pretty cold today.  I did manage to get some work done, although the acrylic takes AGES to dry between layers these days.  My fingers are still frozen despite being at home now and having had a cup of tea.  If you are reading this in the northern hemisphere (hi cousins) - enjoy that sun.

Monday, 21 May 2012

More is more

In the kitchen this morning.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Get out of this mess

 The long sentence continues to grow, backwards.
That's not me and my knitting, it's an image from Warren Kirk's Westography exhibition which opens at Post Industrial Design in West Footscray this evening.  More images of Melbourne's inner west here.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Photos of work in situ

Some of my work is being featured on the members-only shopping site Bamarang this week.  I was asked to provide some in situ photos to contextualise my work for customers.  I found it surprisingly hard -- especially at first -- and have even more respect for stylists now.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

(oh, and cry a lot)

Knitting a (long) sentence backwards can feel a bit  E G N A R T S.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Making it BIG!

I am painting something BIG!  It has been a great experience to make work on a different scale to the usual; might be a new direction.  While overall it has taken longer, I forgot how much fun it is to show detail through big, sweeping, simple brushstrokes.
I met the very talented Kirsten Perry briefly last year.  She asked whether I had ever considered making larger work, and that question has stayed with me.  I doubt that Kirsten reads my blog, but I would like to thank her anyway.
A shift in scale is always an interesting concept to keep in mind no matter what sort of artwork you make.  And I will keep it in mind for a few more things now....