Making Mobiles

As I’m doing Norfolk Open Studios this year I’d like to have some other work in my studio as well as my paintings, so I have had the idea of making some mobiles that relate to my art. Using shapes similar to those that appear in my work, I have cut them out in heavy board and painted them, made cut outs and additions and here’s the first one finished.

I’m really happy with this and have another one ready to make πŸ™‚ They will be soon in my online shop

I have to work really hard not to keep them for myself!

Artists Book

Wow what a big upheaval, 6 weeks of changing my studio, I’ve allowed myself in to work at last! I wanted things to be finished before I moved back in. Saying that, there is still a few things I’d like to give attention but they are not obstructive.

I uncovered some old textile work in the big sort out and thought I might be able to use it for a call to artists I’m considering.

Adding some more colour to it on my table and considering adding organic Items.
The decision to turn it into an artists book was suggested to me and I liked that idea. πŸ™‚
Keep watching to see how it takes shape!

Sculpture Developement

I am enjoying continuing with my sculpture I started at the workshop in Halifax. It is something that is completely new to me so is harder for me to take completely control of.
This is where I have got so far.
I am really Enjoying how slow it is πŸ™‚

Sculpture Workshop No.2

We went all the way to Halifax for my second sculpture workshop. It was at the art centre in the beautiful place below, The Piece Hall.This is my first piece of casting. I had to weave something and include it in the sculpture, this was because of the history of the place we were working in.I have ticked both of my pieces below, which I bought home to work on further.It was a long way to go, but we called in on the Hepworth Wakefield on the way home, which added to our enjoyment of the weekend. πŸ™‚

Gesso relief No.2

This is my second finished gesso relief, you may remember it from a recent blog although it looked a little different then. I’m looking to experiment a lot more with this technique, but I’m very pleased with how this piece has turned out, now just to varnish it πŸ™‚

Sculpture Workshop

I had a fantastic day on a sculpture workshop at the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich yesterday with artist Desmond Brett. I learnt a variety of techniques that are accessible to me in my own art practice.Negative and positive casting, which included how to correctly mix the plaster. And some sculpture with found objects, Modroc and plaster. this was not using a preconceived idea we were to be led by the materials available.This was as far as I got in the time provided. I am very pleased with it.

I also did some plastering of myself! I had such a good day and learned loads πŸ™‚

32 Triangles

Here is my main piece for Turn The Page artists book Fair. It was inspired by my painting I have now called ’32 Triangles’.

A limited edition of 32 Tulip fold books, each containing a miniature signed printΒ  of the original painting. (12 displayed at one time)

In the humidity of the exhibition the books opened slightly and showed their content.

A wonderful time was had by all at the exhibition which was held in the Forum, Norwich.Β 

The Green Cockatoo

I’m just loving collage at the moment so here’s another for you to see.

‘The Green Cockatoo’Green Cockatoo
This collage was built on an old water colour that I got with a few others in a job lot at a church sale (I have left the original signature and just added mine). It adds to the surreal nature when magazine cuttings etc are applied. I’m really happy with this πŸ™‚