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The Bees Knees do 44AD, Bath, sept 2014

February 21, 2015

44ad panorama


ShinHan Pass review

February 19, 2015

I jumped at the chance to review some new paint.  …..will write more tomorrow…(or so…)  need food…. give up trying to put these in an orderly line.  they seem to do their own thing…  back with stuff from bath, cape cornwall, studio wip..

Ok, another day, a little more.  Shinhan Pass is a hybrid of watercolour and gouache.  Free paint!  What more could I ask for. Having quite a short timescale to try the paint and return a review I decided to have a nice time and play with it, particularly as I don’t usually use watercolour.  I’m beginning to realise the benefits of sometimes working in a slower way – with the colour mixing here and later with paper clay.  I can spend years working in layers on a canvass but somehow each application of acrylic, emulsion, collage etc is still a quicker more energetic process.

ShinHan Pass playing

February 19, 2015

shinhan pass shinhan11shinhan10shinhan9ShinHan sillinessShinHan Pass, gold ink and collage on cardshinhan5ShinHan Pass on Cotman watercolour paper with painted collage and threadshinhan6shinhan7ShinHan on Wookey hole w colour paper with painted collageShinHan on waterclour paper, textured paper and printed with blocks

coming next…

August 18, 2014

photos from Easton Art trail.  The chance to review ShinHan Pass paint.

Next Big Thing – 44 AD exhibition space, 4 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN, sept 1st-7th, the bees knees…who are angie kinnear, alison harper, michelle dash, susi bancroft and me, present….artists at work. textile, video, drawing, paint…..

Walcot Chapel May 2014

August 18, 2014

This May five of us shared Walcot Chapel in Bath, an old mortuary chapel long used for music or art, as a working open studio. We were three painters and two textile artists. My idea was to make a lot of small painted squares based on the green and white colours that are a memorable part of the setting, seen through arched windows, lit and changed by the different times of day.  Somehow that gradually changed – influenced by conversation and shared space.  I began to make imprints of flowers and gravestone script.

A whole set of Susi’s great grandmother’s widows weeds started talk – between ourselves and also with visitors – of widows, strong women, survival, relationships. Discussions about death and the nebulous nature of memory. A whole life often captured many years later with so few words on a gravestone.

I felt the urge to make small clay widows to live outside. Maybe not all so devoted or dutiful….

Thanks to Angie Kinnear, Michelle Dash, Ali Harper and Susi Bancroft for a week of inspiration.

August 18, 2014

walcot space

August 18, 2014

walcot dandelions

August 18, 2014

drying on stone 1

Scuptors Stone

August 18, 2014

sculptors stone

Ali and the widows weeds

August 18, 2014

ali and the widows weeds