Thursday, 14 January 2016

Tour Down Under

This week I started a new 8 week course for students here in my studio. A challenge when half are new and half have been before. It keeps me on my toes as I prepare for each week mixing it up for those repeating but keeping content appropriate for the newies. I forgot how intense painting and talking for 3 hours can be and finished Tuesday fully drained.
I am keen to further explore my abstract work and this proves challenging when I am dibbing in and out of my more traditional watercolours for demos in my class and then have to get my head back into exploring mode. Challenges like this keep the edge to creating.

This week roads are getting blocked off, practising is going on as we have the Tour Down Under here next week. I used this as inspiration for another abstract in mixed media of watercolour and collage to create this work on a full sheet of Arches 300gsm Cold Press Paper. As I work to build a series of these mixed media I am using "keys" as the collection theme- can you spot the key in this one? (Right hand side, in between bike rider and light coloured wheel)

Key to Winning
Mixed Media 76cm x 56cm unframed size


10 comments:

  1. Lorraine, you sound busier than usual! Can imagine how tiring teaching is. Love this abstract piece with the Tour theme.

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  2. How rewarding it must be to teach others to paint!
    This is a very interesting piece - great colours and composition.
    Couldn't spot the key I'm afraid!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, key is blue and on its side a bit, Right side one third down

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  3. Where did you hide the key? I have been looking really hard, and just can't find it ! But the work i fabulous, love the mix !

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    1. Hi Jane, not really hidden but just blends in, right hand side one third down

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  4. I love the patterns and colors, the bike reference is a beautiful addition! Your students must be inspired by your dedication!

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  5. Nope -cannot find the key. What type of key is it?
    otherwise i really like the colors and design with lots of interesting areas...so why can't I find the key?

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    1. Front door key Julie, blue that just blends in, right hand side one third down

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  6. Another beauty, Lorraine. I am really enjoy your foray into abstract. Seems like you are a natural.

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  7. Dear Lorraine - just catching up on your last two posts. These abstracts are just gorgeous. I loved the pinks and design in the Key of C too. Your work is always amazing and these two abstracts are as well. Hope you have a super day.

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