“Summer Table”

Following the theme from “Kimberley’s Curtains” – I revisited a favourite composition previously used in oils and ink. Some of my students will recognise this still life arrangement. “Summer Table” is soft pastel on textured brown paper. As I am really enjoying this style of working, my weekend goal is to set up further still life arrangements so that I can continue to grow this collection. 

 

Time to fail…

I have come to realise the importance of playing, failing and discovery.  Here are some of my experiments from the weekend. Some worked, some didn’t, but what was important is that I rocked up to the easel and was ready to fail; because I now realise that within that failure is inevitable discovery!

 

 

Iris and Hydrangeas – finished!

I am pleased to be able to say after weeks of work this large central exhibition piece is  finished!  I have rekindled a real love for plants and flowers over the past month or so, not to mention the use of colour.  I have not settled on a title for this piece but believe it will relate to new beginnings and also reflect old ways of working – it’s been like revisiting a favourite place after many years away – warm and familiar.  Over the next month or so I will be posting the work that will be hanging in my September exhibition at Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō here in Levin, New Zealand.

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