Waikawa Walks Pigments

Waikawa Bay is near Waitohi/Picton on Queen Charlotte Sound, and they are connected by a track through the Victoria Domain Park. There are other tracks in the Domain and you can walk to end of the peninsula; The Snout. We tried most of these three tracks and here are a couple of photos: We were…

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Open House Printmakers: New Work

We set up our new exhibition at the Oxford Gallery, on the 6th October. As you can see we have very different approaches to printmaking. OPEN HOUSE PRINTMAKERS : NEW WORK Kathy Anderson, Jo Ernsten, Casey Macaulay, Ruth Stanton-Mcleod, Kris Waldin, Tessa Warburton & Celia Wilson 7-24 October 2021 Here is my submission. For this set of hand…

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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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Waimakariri Green Pigment

A page from one of my test books, showing this green sedimentary rock from the Waimakariri river. I make these tests every time a new paint is made. This in my ninth A4 book.

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Open House at Arts in Oxford

Open House is a great experience. We are in the final few weeks of the artist in residence project (on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) . We think we have spoken to the public for about 60% of the time we have been in the gallery working. Its has been very satisfying to talk to visitors…

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April 2020

Repeat Patterns Autumn now in the garden; mallow flowers still calling the bees, and dandelion clocks lingering in the grass. Two patterns, one off-register. This was accidentally the result of painting in watercolours a sheet of tracing paper laid over the ink outline pattern. I married the two scans together in Photoshop to create this…

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Pigments and Colour

Seeing how colours change when applied to different background colours. Had been reading at Joseph Albers’ Interaction of Color. I understand why he used coloured paper – no brush marks etc!

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Autumn Garden Colours

Autumn is such a colourful time, and especially so when some of the summer flowers are still blooming. Was really caught up in some artwork based on the plants in the autumn garden. I recently completed a Skillshare class by illustrator Sara Boccaccini Meadows – and this was the result. My painting is in gouache…

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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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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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