Thursday, 31 December 2009

Floral Monotypes

 I have been mono printing all afternoon, preparing to teach this term's evening class on floral monotypes. I feel a bit rusty so started with simple techniques ( stencils and painting with the inks mixed with linseed jelly) to get going. There are still a few places left on the course which starts on Tuesday January 19th. Contact Horsley Printmakers  www.horsleyprintmakers.co.uk
to book a place.
 








Monday, 28 December 2009

A Pattullo Christmas








Broken Toys, Old Junk and Betty being cute. Just a normal Christmas then.

Monday, 14 December 2009

The Museum of Everything.







A wonderful museum (featuring exhibition no.1) crammed with an eclectic mix of art made by 'untrained' 'unintentional' and 'unseen' creators. It is located in a terrace house/ware house type building in primrose hill. Some work that I found particularly inspiring was by sister gertrude morgan who was a missionary and produced naive religious art and Alexandre P Lobanov who after being denied a gun as a young boy became obsessive with them producing loads of paintings and portraits with guns. Interesting also, my dad noticed none of them showed any actual acts of violence.
I hear the exhibition is only on until Christmas so you should go soon!
Read some better reviews here if you don't believe me!
Let's hope exhibition no.2 is just as exciting....
(sorry for poor quality images!)

Sacred made Real



In London this weekend to see 2 very different exhibitions. Best of all was The Sacred made Real; Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600-1700 at the National Gallery.Realistic devotional paintings  and fantastic full size wooden carved figures ( polychrome sculpture) . We have often been to Spain especially for Semana Santa and have seen these paraded through the streets. The Fernandez sculpture pictured here was particularly realistic and disturbing. 




The exhibition claims to shock the senses and stir the soul and it certainly achieves this. Highly recommended.
On to Primrose Hill and The Museum of Everything.  Alice is going to write about this.

Sunday, 6 December 2009