Tuesday, May 17, 2016

How time flies.....

....but only because I've been doing this!


An assortment of collage papers that were the beginning of a 'monoprint collage' workshop with Jane Davies

It's a six week full-on course that I can highly recommend.  I've found it challenging, frustrating, but ultimately satisfying.

We are only at week five, and I can't wait to see what the final week has in store.  Here are a few of my images from this week.

 
 

There's always more to learn.

That said, I have again had a painting accepted as a finalist in the Lethbridge 10,000, and one in the online gallery for the duration.  SIXTH year in a row.  I certainly get a gold star for trying.

AS IF THERE WAS NO SKY
acrylics on wide-edged, gallery-wrapped, stretched canvas, unframed  56CM X 60 CM
(in the gallery)

THE WATCHERS  
acrylics on wide-edged, gallery- wrapped, stretched canvas, unframed  45cm x 45 cm
(in the online gallery)

Seems like the blog is last on the to-do list when paint and paper are calling.











 

9 comments:

  1. I certainly understand the "blog is last" attitude - I get caught up in life and sketching and time for blogging just gets away from me. I actually noticed a while ago that you hadn't posted anything in a while.....
    These are great! I just loved taking Jane's classes - you've certainly absorbed her layering and mark making lessons - they make excellent backdrops for your fun collages!

    By the way, we've made plans to head to your neck of the woods (Australia!) next year. We'll be in Sydney for 5 days in February. Don't know if it's reasonable for you to come to town for a day (not sure exactly where you are), but it would be SO fun to meet you. Or, depending on where you are (it's a big country), maybe we rent a car and come to you?? Just thinkin' of possibilites......

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  2. Fabulous art Jo!! Glad to know it's the art that keeps you away so long but I do miss you. You have done such a marvelous job using what you learn from Jane's classes. And congrats on having your art selected again for the Lethbridge challenge!

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  3. So THAT'S where you've been, exciting work as always, Jo. I'm taking Jane's mono print collage workshop this weekend here on Whidbey Island. Wish you were here!

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  4. OH fabulous to see some of your artwork again!
    The third photo is so WOW...it looks like it has citra solv papers included.
    What a great class with such fine results.
    Congrats also on being selected as a finalist...no surprise there :-)
    I have missed you here Jo!
    oxo

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  5. I am SO glad you posted. I have missed you and your art. I understand it's hard to be online all the time when paper and paint are calling, but I was simply delighted to see these latest works.

    Your monoprints are out of this world. I can't seem to get them right, even though I keep trying. You have truly mastered not just the monoprints, but collaged monoprints.

    Loved the entries you have included for the Lethbridge challenge. I can see why you are a finalist. Your art always impresses me.

    BTW, please don't stay away too long. Your art friends miss you (me included).

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  6. Oh wow! Congratulations, fabulous work. I'm really loving your monoprint collages, especially the middle one. The colors are really speaking to me. I'd like to take a class from you, actually. :)

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  7. I totally get what you mean about the blog; I love doing it, but there are so many other things that must come first... Your monoprint collages are really quite beautiful - I especially love that second one! Congrats on getting in the show; looking at the two pieces here, it's no wonder that you got in!

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  8. Gorgous as always! Love your paintings! Congrats on being selected again for the Lethbridge challenge. You deserve it, Jo!

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