Tag Archives: mixed media

The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy! 

1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing! 

I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers!

2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week


And 3) 

I have started an arts school! 

The Arts School will start running day courses in Drawing and Mark making and Reflective Practise. Come and spend the day on a beautiful farm in East Sussex. 60 acres of woods, fields and lakes. A delicious lunch is included, provided by Sam. So excited! A few spaces left for our intro day on July 8th and confirmed dates to follow! 

Visit our website or follow and like our Facebook and Instagram 


http://www.theartsschool.co.uk/

Time to paint

This week I  spent two mornings taking part in an art class’s run by the incredibly talented and generous Fiona Graham Mackay

I have not sat down and done an oil painting since I took my A levels (in 1998…) and was surprised by how successful it was, and how much I enjoyed it! 
I feel the reasons I have shied away from oils are time, money and practicality. I intend to explore this beautiful and generous material further!
Everyone go and do an art course, meet up with a friend or three, join a group, whatever you want, but get out there and do some painting, just because it’s good for your soul. 
These are my little paintings, whilst there is allot of space for improvement, I am immensely proud of taking the time for myself, that I haven’t forgotten everything I was taught, and for trying something different. Have a wonderful weekend. Sophie xxx
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Pallent house 2- Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture

Pallent House – current exhibition.
Pallent house and Cass Sculpture Park is currently showing work by the Scottish/Italian artist Eduardo Paolozzi. I feel his work shows the time, post war, new consumerist goods, culture and aesthetics, popular culture, with a hint of post war depression and bad memories. The exhibition shows a good range of his work and use of different materials.

What the gallery has to say:
“Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture

6 July – 13 October 2013

A major retrospective of the work of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), one of the most inventive and prolific of the British artists to come to prominence after the Second World War, featuring around 150 works in a variety of media including sculpture, textiles, prints, ceramics and drawings.

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi RA (1924 – 2005) was one of the most inventive British artists to come to prominence after the Second World War. Although best known as a sculptor, he worked in an extensive variety of materials including ceramics, collage, drawing, film, jewellery, printmaking, textiles, and even the decoration of Tottenham Court Road Underground station.

This retrospective explores the central importance of collage as both a working process and an approach to bringing together disparate sources of inspiration, from Paolozzi’s iconic images cut from the pages of American magazines, to his robotic sculptures expressing man’s relationship with technology. It features over 150 works from across his career, including early sculptures influenced by continental Surrealism, his textiles for Hammer Prints Ltd. and Horrockses Fashions in the 1950s, his innovative screenprints that made an important contribution to British Pop Art, ceramics designed for Wedgwood and Rosenthal, and maquettes for his later public commissions.”

Reviews:
The Telegraph
Art Republic
Images from google images

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Studio day, and a new series is started!

I have started a new painting series because until I have an exhibtion to see the last series all together, I feel I have moved past the meaning of making them. If anyone knows of anywhere I can exhibit 2 large, 3 medium, and lots of small paintings, please contact me!

With the new work I am moving away from the control of the past series, and now trying to use the physicality of the making to help me work through my current life stresses. I still use past work as the starting point (either reworking previous work, or creating a base from previous images).
This is today’s work, each will be titled by the date, or dates of its making. This is “2002 till 16.05.2013”

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I am also starting looking at mixing media to create abstracts, still focusing on the the physicality of painting, but also exploring materials over form.

This is “blue paint, vanish and birthday candles”

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Thanks for looking! What do you think?

Compositions : re curating past ideas

These three pieces of work only exist as digital images.
They are created by past ideas being placed within a new canvas to create “new” work.
This work is the start of an idea of how to reconstruct my past work into new work, to complete the work.
Let me know what you think!

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