Working in series – class prep

I’m teaching a class in Greymouth in early December about working in series, for abstracts and/or landscape abstracts. The class packs have been put together, and the classnotes printed out. The class is on Thursday 5 December, 7-9.30pm at CoRe. Book by emailing or phoning 03 768 0038.

Here’s a sneak peek of the process we’ll be following!

Adding to the layers

Tonight I’ve added more layers to last night’s gelli prints. I added some strong darks, lighter green and pinks, then finally a brightish yellow and medium creamy brown. Some of the time I used hand cut stencils, focussing on the shapes that appear throughout my artwork. That way, the final prints will show my hand in them.

These will get final marks in the next few nights. I’ll spend time looking at each one, thinking about what I like, what’s not quite right, and so on. Not all of them will end up as completed works, and that’s ok.

The photos are quite bright night time ones taking with my phone, so a bit of flash glare etc.

If you’re coming to the class in Greymouth, please book at Left Bank Art Gallery – I need to know numbers so I can make up the class packs … thank you!

Winter Workshops mixed media class

This afternoon I taught a mixed media class as part of this year’s Winter Workshops run by South Taranaki District Council. Six people joined me at the Old Folks Hall for 3 hours of messy fun. Here’s some progress shots, a close up or two, and some final works. We had a blast and everyone was really creative and into the process.

Mixed media playtime

Started with a collaged background, gesso through stencils, drippage, collaged gelli tissue paper, stencils direct onto the image, a bit of splatter. Brighter than my usual colours – must have been feeling extra happy! This might just be the sample for a new class I’m teaching 😉