Friday 8 June 2012

Art Bazaar this Sunday

We went away to Dungog last Saturday to stay overnight and enjoyed being at an art show opening. The artists are Marilyn Rudak and Phillippa Augl (otherwise known as my Auntie Pip) The show is open at the Dungog Art Society Studio, 102 Dowling St until the end of June. There are scenes of local landscapes, horses and pets.

We are away again this weekend attending the annual Maitland Art Gallery Bazaar, held in the grounds of the Gallery, Sunday 10th June 10am-3pm. If the weather is good it will be a fabulous day out with 70 Hunter Valley artists displaying their creative wares for sale. Rodney will be demonstrating portrait painting and I'm displaying the techniques of free motion machine embroidery. There is a terrific cafe at the Gallery so lunch and good coffee will add to the enjoyment of the day. I will be giving away a free card of a picture of my art to everyone who calls into our stall and says they have read this blog! (please! an orderly queue, don't storm us!)

Rodney made an exquisite picture for me as a birthday present last month and then felt inspired to go on creating some more similar works. We have been discussing doing some collaborative works for years and now that our exhibition at Muswellbrook Regional Gallery is only 2 months away we have returned to this idea. Our exhibition is titled "Murrurundi Mixed Media Marriage" so we felt to present some collaborative works would also be in keeping with our theme.

Rodneys oil pastel picture and stencilled border

Rodney made a couple of wonderful impressionist studies of womens faces in oil pastel and I stencilled some canvas using my hand cut stencils. The picture above shows me in the process of preparing the decorative frame on my studio table. I fixed the studies into the centre of decorative frames I had printed and stretched them over rectangles of core board. I completed these 2 yesterday

Collaborative work by Rodney and I

Pensive Lady, collaborative work by Rodney and I, he does the faces, I stencil the decorative borders

I really love the pensive expression of the lady in the picture above. We will be taking these works and perhaps a third one to the Art Bazaar this Sunday. We hope to see you there and get some feedback about what you think when seeing the art in real life!

Keep warm!