Not doing any artwork …

  ***OH!   I WAS busy – just found this draft; so I thought, well, I might as not post it right now. The show was a great success, with nearly fifty memberships for the Friends group, and all but two of the auction works passed reserve, raising some much appreciated donations to the gallery.   @@@@@@@@…

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Accumulative

I am part of Arts in Oxford’s latest exhibition, starting on Saturday 8 October 2016, which is a group exhibition by Stratum showing prints, painting, pastel works and sculpture as well as a large collaborative work. You are invited to a  ‘Meet the Artists’ afternoon from 4 – 6 pm on Sunday 16 October, and four members of…

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Solar Dyes: From Purple and Red to Green

Spring brought the peonies, one of which had deep red petals which went into a dye pot with pieces of silk, wool and cotton. Painting of Aoraki – Mt Cook behind the flowers is by John Horton.  These peonies were a gift from Viv and Nancy! This is the amazing colour that appeared… My next test was…

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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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Walks in the Waitakere Ranges

Have just found this draft which was started late last year, so I thought I should finish it. In November I spent a week near the Waitakere Ranges just north of Auckland, and had the opportunity for some lovely bush walks. Paddocks and regenerating forest – Manuka a nursery species.  Ponga, tree ferns, Kauri alongside the…

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Hot Off the Press

Tomorrow’s Beginning Boro An Image in Search of a Title Hot Off the Press;  four printmakers showing at Arts in Oxford Gallery, Oxford, North Canterbury This selection of monoprints is my first venture into exhibiting prints.  I hope I’m keeping true to my art practice of using process and chance to make the image.  I…

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Object or Thing

Cannot add more to this piece of work.  It sat there for a while, rolled up in the old bible box that my Grandmother used as a hat box (she had wonderful hats).  Then the other night I finished off the bottom right hand corner.  A little piece of family genealogy there, to me anyway……

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Green dye from Black Turtle Bean

Following on from the previous post about black bean dye – The next day, bicarbonate of soda was added to the Black Turtle Bean solar dye.  Colour changed to green and this colour transferred to the un-mordanted silk and cotton scraps. This test needs to be redone; the bicarb was added to the original dye…

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Kozo Tea Iron

This latest experiment was about getting a contact print through an immersion in a cold dye, in this case tea. I used two strips of dry folded kozo paper that I had previously drawn on with sumi ink;  one piece was held together with a metal bull dog clip.  A stack of dry printmaking paper was…

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It’s a Plane tree

I went out to find the tree – it is what I know as a London Plane tree – and it seems to be known under various botanical names and I won’t bother to list them. Glad that little problem sorted…  See previous post.

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