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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Earth Paints

I usually put left over paint from my tests into wine bottle tops and attach a piece of paper to record the location, the date made and/or date collected and the colour. Here’s a selection that I pulled out the other day.

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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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Okuku Yellow

I found this pigment at Okuku Saddle, situated north of Oxford, in the Lees Valley. This was a chunk of loess from beside the road and above is the watercolour and gouache paint made from this pigment. The colour of the paint is reasonably true – varying from light tan when thick, to yellow when…

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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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