Seen in Mawson

It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been busy with lots of other ‘stuff’ which will continue to take up my time over the coming weeks in the run up to my next exhibition at the Gosford Regional Gallery in December.

Here are two sketches from outside our favourite coffee shop in Mawson. This first sketch was done over two sessions. The first day I managed the thumbnail sketch and brushpen shadows. The second day I added the watercolour layer.

Shuttered facade on a real estate office, brushpen and watercolour, 17 & 20 October 2015

Shuttered facade on a real estate office, brushpen and watercolour, 17 & 20 October 2015

On the second visit I decided to try and quickly capture this motorcycle, which I was sure would only be there for a short time. Good practice – of course we left before the rider even came back.

Motorcycle, brushpen and watercolour, 20 October 2015

Motorcycle, brushpen and watercolour, 20 October 2015

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10 Comments

  1. Hi Leonie, like all media…it just takes practice. I really enjoy using my finger…gets you very close to the work…may try a stylus again one day; only tried one briefly. All the best for your exhibition! So exciting; but I know they can be a lot of work. Cheerio, Janette.

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    1. Yes its textile, I’m stitching over recycled cloth that I have dyed and screen printed on. The theme is Well Worn.my images are of things I’ve found like discarded shoes and swim goggles, then I try and ‘match’ it up with some graffiti I’ve seen. Hard to describe but it is working. ☺

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      1. Yes I do. I went to her first Textile Fibre Forum class many years ago and have just taken delivery of the catalogue for her most recent Canadian solo exhibition. Beautiful, beautiful work, quite a bit of which references Australia. I take it you are a fan as well.

      2. Lucky you to have the experience. I find her work quiet, thoughtful and yes, beautifully expressive. I don’t really know much about her work other than the bits I’ve seen floating around the internet.

      3. Yes very lucky, although she wasn’t teaching the elements of her signature style, rather she taught about kantha stitch, which is a type of layered cloth from India. I did find some of the exercises she gave us very useful and I still reference them today. I recall that that the ‘blind stitching’ was the first thing I posted about on this blog.

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