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In the studio this week.

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

I hurt my leg a few days ago so I haven’t been in the studio this week. Hopefully, next week, I’ll be back on track .




Recent paintings. Some are finished, others are paintings, still in progress.































Also, while resting my leg, I’ve been sorting through my many art journals. Below are some images from my art college journal in 1994.  I noticed the colours I was using back then, are similar to what I’m working with now.




What did you do in your studio this week?




From This Place. Help Raise the Profiles of Women Artists!

Monday, July 10th, 2017

“We wanted to elevate our fellow women artists, to raise their profile in a world where it is often hard to cut through. One of the most telling statistics we found was that only 5% of artists hanging in permanent galleries worldwide were women. We took this fact and decided to do something about it, and where better to start than in our own beautiful region – on the banks of the Yarra River, in the mountains and forests we all call home?” Lindy Schneider

Lindy, Angela and to all the other artists…You are all such an inspiration and amazing creative women. I feel very privileged to be part of this project.

Photography Copyright  – Angela Rivas

Lets get behind this project and support women artists, everywhere. Please check out our Pozzible campaign ! We only have 8 days Left and your pledge will go along way to help publish this book, that will be a wonderful resource and inspiration for all people, artists, creatives and especially women.

Pozible Campaign






A new series of collages and textiles.

Friday, February 17th, 2017

A new series of collages and textiles, capturing the beauty & hope in decline, before its gone.



I have been rescuing and renewing things for decades. Many of my artworks are created from discarded materials and old bits & pieces in a state of flux.



These collages were created from old book covers, torn, worn and too precious to throw away.



For me, renewing and recycling, discarded objects, changes their meaning, opening up a whole different way of thinking. Allowing for new perspectives and ideas to form using the conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.



This series continues my investigation into, the disintegration and decay of the environment, of life and the human psyche.


New textile pieces coming.


Small Abstract Oil Paintings. Still & Interruption.

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Small Abstract Oil Paintings. Still & Interruption.










I spent a lot of time trying to get the surface just right, on these 3 paintings, as I wanted each piece to stand on its own, as well as, together as a whole. I also wanted to convey a feeling of stillness. A space to sit awhile.









The 3 below have colour and movement. I feel they are not yet resolved and will probably work back in with more layers.








I’m enjoying, the smaller scale paintings at the moment, especially after all the large ones I did over the past year for my “Wallmatter” exhibition.








Its a whole different way of working. Large paintings have huge sweeping strokes, where the whole body is involved. Smaller artworks allow me to come in close and are not so hard on my body. I can work longer on them, without too much pain to my back and neck.

In the Studio. Rust. Tea. Vinegar.

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

In the Studio. Rust. Tea. Vinegar. Experimenting today, with rusty things.




I usually rust textiles by wrapping them around rust objects then leave them to weather, in the elements a few weeks.




Today, I sprayed rusty objects with vinegar




and soaked pieces of cotton cloth in tea. I then put a layer of rusty, fence droppers on top. (Apparently, tannic acid in tea and rust, heated gently, gives off orangey, red marks)




Then, covered it all with another piece of cloth.




I weighed it all down with concrete tiles to give good contact




I also want to try out saltwater and coffee as the wetting agent for rust dyeing.


Abstract Painting. Creative Process. Layering.

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Abstract Painting. Creative Process. Layering.

The life of a painting, sometimes takes on many layers. My abstractions, may have as many as, 5 to 50 layers. They can take days, weeks, even months, to complete.



This painting, started out very busy and chaotic, as, I wanted to get the paint and marks down, as quickly as possible. During the process, I eliminated many layers of paint and marks, to calm it all down, until I was satisfied.

The beginning splashes of acrylic paint and marks.



Somewhere in the middle. Around 10 layers of paint, ink, powder pigments and shellac.



The final stages of the painting after, eliminating layers and using a more subtle palette. I wanted the painting to have a lot of texture with a calm, stillness about it.



This painting, links to “found marks” in urban landscapes in Australia and Europe.


Heat. Bush Fire. Painting.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Heat Bush Fire Painting

After 3 days of sweltering heat and bush fires nearby it’s time to relax and do some mark-making on big sheets of paper

Jenny Davis_ Mixed Media on Paper in Progress 4

using dyes



Jenny Davis_ Mixed Media on Paper in Progress 5

ink and pen


Jenny Davis_ Mixed Media on Paper in Progress 2

with hand painted papers


Play things on my studio bench.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Play things on my studio bench

Handmade mark-making tools


Silk tea bag pouches


Rusty fence droppers found in outback


Old used paint brushes

Workshop Finds_ Outlook8studio 2

More handmade tools


Japanese ceramic toy & stack of vintage tobacco tins

 Workshop Finds_ Outlook8studio

Metal detector finds. Suspender buckles and other types. Brass and copper. 1850s-1890s


Deconstructed  vintage chair


Antique watch faces and parts

Workshop Finds_ Outlook8studio 4

Felt & thread pad from vintage chair


Mail art sent to France


Joie de vivre!

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Joie de vivre!

Paris has become like, my second home over the years. Today, my heart, thoughts and love, go out to all my Australian & French family’s in Paris and to every other Parisian, after the recent tragic events.
No matter what… You will never lose your joie de vivre!

Excerpts from Paris journal’s over several years, by Jenny Davis

In the Studio. Painting & Study.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

In the Studio. Painting. & Study.

After a short break in warm Queensland, (freezing today in the Yarra Valley) I’m back in the studio, working on a series of large paintings for my next solo exhibition.

Jenny Davis_Painting 4s

I’m also feeling, very inspired to create something with a pile of old sandstone blocks, I’ve had laying around for years. They have weathered beautifully!

Jenny Davis_Painting 3s

In between, I need to finish my course with Dottie Media

Jenny Davis_Painting 7s

and start the new one with Stephanie Levy.

Will be nice when it gets warmer in Melbourne:)