Paint Making Workshop

My most recent workshop was held for a group of local school children. They were very quick to understand the paint making process, and made lots of bottle tops of paint – on average four each. I had not tested the Waikawa ochre pigment before, so I chose it for the paint making demonstration. I…

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Birdlings Flat Pigment

Not sure why I had not tried this method of making pigment before. The volcanic rock is mainly red but has a lot of other minerals in it, and as you can see the ground pigment varies in red-brown colours. The ground pigment fell through the file onto the paper. I made paint with the…

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Catching Up

Have not had the time to post much in the past couple of years. So here goes… Clay, in one form or another seems to keep popping up in my artworks. Here I was getting ready for the Turanga library workshops in January. Some of the tools of the trade, including at the top right…

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Making Paint at Turanga – Christchurch City Libraries

I am super excited to be showing how to make paint at the Turanga library next Sunday 13 January. There will be a demonstration in the morning for children, and the workshop for adults in the afternoon.

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LOCALity

I took part in this exhibition, and showed some of my paintings made with ink from empty seed pods from Harakeke (NZ flax plant).  I also held a paintmaking workshop. Here is the published information: Last days for the exhibition LOCALity at Arts in Oxford, 72 Main St, Oxford. Exhibition closes Tues 10 July 2018.…

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Printmaking Workshop

Colours of Canterbury and other places, made at this morning’s printmaking workshop at Arts in Oxford Gallery.  Many thanks to Jo who made these lovely paints.  

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Paintmaking Workshop

  I am holding a paintmaking workshop on Saturday 23rd June.  If you are interested please book at the gallery to reserve a place. We are also holding two other workshops to accompany the exhibition LOCALity now on show at Arts in Oxford, North Canterbury.

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Paintmaking in the Gallery

As part of our group exhibition, Accumulative, I will be in the Arts in Oxford Gallery this Sunday 23 October from 10.30 am until 4 pm making paint from rock from the Canterbury area and further afield. Hope to see you there!

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Carbon Footprint

  We’re all in the joke mood at the moment, that is if you are doing an assignment for Art of the MOOC.  It has been a real battle for me to think of a joke related to a social issue or a social movement.  My attempts just sounded so silly, but after going on…

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Canterbury Pigments

I’ve been working with my pigment rock collection lately.  Re-testing and recording to replace the work I did in Textbook 2 which was lost (i.e., stolen…).  The rocks and earths of the Canterbury Plains produce these colours that are presently on show in “View and Do” at the Arts in Oxford gallery.  All the artists taking part…

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