Saturday, February 27, 2010

with your feet on the air and your head on the ground

It's been a bit difficult to hit the ground running this year. My mind is still in holiday mode, or to be more truthful - I suppose it's wishing it was still on holiday. Even though school went back a month ago and it's all systems go around here again, I feel like I'm still dragging my feet.
This week I pulled out all the bits and pieces I have been working on, and attempted to arrange them in some semblance of order. I never quite know what I'm going to finish up with when I start an artwork, and it's no surprise with all the rain we have had here lately (which brings with it hours of mowing each week), that lush growth became the theme of these two pieces.

I feel like I might be nearly finished with this particular tree motif, but first I was interested in experimenting with using them upside down, as tree roots. This one is titled "Beneath".

And this one turned out to be called "Sprout" - a last minute decision!

Both pieces combine acrylics, watercolour, oil pastel, Gocco screenprints, various found papers and machine stitching. I delivered them today to Mountview Winery, as they are part of the Emu Swamp Artists Group show, which forms part of Art Trail 2010. This is a venture of the Borderline Regional Arts Association, and opened with the Stanthorpe Art Festival yesterday. It includes art exhibitions at 40 venues throughout the Stanthorpe and Tenterfield border district, and runs till May 5.


melissa said...


Serene Ho said...

simply beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love them both but especially Sprout. best wishes Bev.

XĂș said...

Belo trabalho!