Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Playing with paint, ink and paper

Yesterday I went to Gordon Base Studio for the day, a get together of a few artists initiated some time ago by Alison Gordon who provided this venue for a monthly meeting of art students from Wellington art school, The Learning Connexion. It is a very relaxing and enjoyable day, Alison has a large studio, lots of space and work surfaces, and we find our space and do whatever we like, and chat, and have a yummy lunch). and I took along a box of materials and continued with the collaging of antique text onto printmaking paper, and then painting acrylic glazes and paints onto the surface, and adding indian ink marks. I still have the idea of using these as bases for drawing onto.

The other photograph is of a double page spread in one of the A4 size collaborative journals that had circulated around last year. We're not continuing with the project, so I'll just have to fill the book up myself. I gessoed the pages with grey gesso then painted this image titled "There's no point in looking in different directions" (acrylic Atelier interactives, and pen).