2nd NZ Art Guild Challenge

The second of the new series of NZ Art Guild challenges is due by 8am tomorrow morning. This time the work could be in any medium but had to include, in some way, the following: umbrella, orange, innocence, triangle. The orange background in my work is a painting I did while studying orange about 18 months ago. The baby is my grandson Rory. The umbrella is obvious I hope. The triangles? There are two¬†triangle shaped groups of flowers and a lighter triangular patch of orange in the centre. The final piece is a mixed media digital work, 10x12cm, titled “sleep of the innocent“. sleep innocent flowers

Getting straight into it…


I have a lot of work to get through this term, so I have got into it already, starting with ORANGE. I painted test squares of 11 different orange paints and inks, and then mounted then on white, black and blue. It’s amazing what a difference the background colour makes. I guess this all sounds so very basic but there is a lot of theoretical thinking, and experimentation, going on. Great fun.

Today’s efforts



were all about playing with powdered pigment, in much the same way as I have for the last 2 days. t something changed too. I think I am starting to get more of a feel for how the pigment reacts, so that the results are getting are a better representation of what is in my head.