For SALA 2017, Arts North had a life drawing workshop on the 12th of August instructed by Colin Ross Trenaman, where for most of the day participants drew the model Jo in her belly dance costumes, exploring ways of using the human figure as an inspiration to draw from. A variety of techniques for making marks were taught, as well as learning different ways of breaking down and abstracting the human figure to make a composition out of. The attached images are of the final group exercise, where during a 20 minute nude pose, participants changed spots every 5 minutes and drew on each others work, contributing their own styles and some techniques learnt throughout the day to the finished products. Colin would like to thank those that turned up, and was happy to hear the workshop was a fun and challenging experience. (click images to enlarge)
Face To Face is a series of zen-inspired artworks using recycled found materials, reincarnated into an eclectic range of intriguing portraits. Former local artist (and Arts North member), Steve Oatway said it’s an honour to be home showcasing his artwork. “No matter what age, (it was great) to see the connection (people) had with the faces and (to see the people) excited by the materials used,” Steve said. And this established artist has some words of advice for others aspiring to make a career of it. “Just keep putting your work out there, if it’s not out there nobody is going to see it.”
(Steve and Arts North member Colin attended a three hour life drawing workshop on Saturday the 5th August at the Great Hall in the Playford Civic centre where one of the drawing exercises was to draw Steve's faces.)
Steve's Exhibition runs until 23 August.
Joy Wright wants to share this (very open) insight into the artistic motivations of Jim Carrey.
(James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. Wikipedia)
Gerhard just provided a short summary of his 'happenings':
This Wednesday at Arts North I am presenting a workshop in watercolour portraits; Tuesday this week a demo at the RSASA in oil portraiture from a live model (my terra cotta of Brian Cox is included in the finalists exhibition currently there in the RSASA Portrait Competition); all August at the Port Community Art Centre Black Diamond Gallery "Fusion" exhibition where I received two merits on Saturday last - viz one for a watercolour portrait on canvas and one for a bronze sculpture; I have three watercolours on display in the current SALA exhibition of "Wonderful Watercolours" (incidentally - I'll be doing a watercolour workshop there on Saturday Nov 4th); I'm teaching a six week course at Burnside Painters Group on Mondays starting this month as well as a six week course in watercolours at Pepper St in September to October and finally I make an appearance all August in a multi page feature article in the Australian Artist Magazine as a member of the Four Amigos painting at the recent Campbelltown Rotary Art Exhibition. Of course I'm also regularly at Arts North, where I have a pastel and a watercolour on display in the main Frank Boyle room and I regularly paint each Saturday at South Australian Watercolour Society.
(Remember to breath, Gerhard!)