What I did last week: Online Exhibition
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Week 19: 3 August 2020
Karim Sakar, Shine on you crazy diamond (Sharpie and BIC colours on sketchbook paper), 25 July 2020
Ainsley McPherson, "Now listen son" (clock face in guache), 27 July 2020
Kathryn Harrison, Happy 40th Harry Potter, 31 July 2020
Harry Potter and J.K Rowling's birthday
Eric Kala, Three Ships, 29 July 2020
Kutsikas pup and a place where impossible becomes possible.
Julie Kala, Old Garage on Eaglehawk Road, 27 July 2020
Old run down buildings fascinate me and I have driven past this old place for many years now. I finally decided to take a photo to use for a watercolour. Apparently this was used as a local garage for a mechanic and has been closed for about 40 years. I have added the child sitting on the fence as it could have been the child of whoever owned the business, who knows, but I would love to know more about its history.
Ellen Lee Osterfield, Rainbow Lorikeet in bottlebrush (watercolour), 22 July 2020
Angela Morrissey, A Woman and a Man IV, 30 July 2020
In Proverbs 30:18-19 Agur son of Jakeh said that there were four things that he didn’t understand and one of them was 'the way a man and a woman fall in love'. This drawing is from a series of drawings and paintings that promote love, fidelity and tenderness.
Sue Jeavons, Jumper & Mask, 31 July 2020
My recent creative energy has focussed more practically on knitting a jumper for my grandson & sewing masks.
Dr Michael J Leach, R0 = 2, 1 August 2020
Michael is a poet, epidemiologist, and lecturer at Monash University, Bendigo. This poem was inspired by content from a university report to the Australian Government (1): ‘The basic reproduction number (R0) is the reproduction number when there is no immunity from past exposures or vaccination, nor any deliberate intervention in disease transmission…[The reproduction number] is defined as the mean number of infections generated during the infectious period of a single infective.’ (1) Becker NG, et al. Using Mathematical Models to Assess Responses to an Outbreak of an Emerged Viral Respiratory Disease. National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU: Canberra, 2006, p 6.
Zoya Makarova, Hope is the thing with feathers, 30 July 2020
I saw a tiny female fairy wren jumping around my garden. She came quite close to me, busy with whatever she was doing and seemingly unafraid of me. Her presence cheered me up and made me think of a poem by Emily Dickinson, 'Hope is the thing with feathers'. I created this painting while contemplating the importance of hope and noticing beauty in these strange times.
Jane Ineson, Life Drawing (Graphite), 1 August 2020
Drawn in a Zoom session from a photo offered by The Art Room for 30 minutes.
Maddy Lynch, Crooked Blue, 30 July 2020
Grey lead pencil with Posca pen for the eyes. I really wanted to push out of my usual soft, “pretty” portraits for something a bit rawer and sketchier. This drawing was done using a photograph taken by Russian artist Andrew Kovalev as a reference.
Andre Sardone, Chimes, 2 August 2020
It is a constant battle for me to resist incorporating movement in my artwork.
This piece started as a test for a proof of concept and ended up as a complete little unit of quirkiness.
When the handle is turned the steel balls move up and down to activate the chimes.
Genevieve Draper, Port Fairy (Watercolour), 2 August 2020
Jane Coburn, Artist Trading Cards (ATC's), 2 August 2020
ATC's must be 2 & a half, by 3 & a half inches. Their purpose is for trading with fellow-artists. I've done these with copic pens & black ink.
Frankie O, Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland, 29 July 2020
This watercolour painting was a component for the online sketching class, 'Watercolours on Location' focusing on working from dark to light.
Max Dorer, Minotaur and Theseus, 28 July 2020
Kerry Punton, Grevillea (acrylic on canvas), 2 August 2020
Paul Casey, Young composer and the Poster (in progress) (acrylic on canvas), 2 August 2020
Gail Casey, Pre-occupied. Stilled Life. (Acrylic on canvas), 2 August 2020
An idea which involved reference to current events and resulted in obsessive refining of detail.
Jin Turpie, A rose for my Nan's birthday, 31 July 2020
Barb Fordham, Calming the Storm, 2 August 2020
If we believe, we have hope.
Then the worst storm can be calmed.
Duffy - Ha Ho Art, KAPOW! (acrylic on board), 3 August 2020
This is a painting I started in February this year for a solo exhibition in Violet Town, when lockdown hit! I eventually got it back to Bendigo last week & decided that it could do with a little refinement. The Caramello reference was my feeble attempt to evoke pathos.
Remember climate change? Kapow!
Eliza Ledwidge, Yummy Gummy (Prismacolor pencils), 2 August 2020
Des Lowry, French Connection (watercolour), 2 August 2020
This piece is based on a photograph I took when staying in the village of Buis, France. I painted this piece because I like the textures one can find on old walls.