Posts Tagged ‘new work’

New Paintings. Overland Nomadic Wandering.

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

In the media we are bombarded with images relating to the massive global refugee problem. Links to the landscape, tracing the inhuman, nomadic chaos of the exiled, wandering the earth at this time in history. Each painting has been created, using acrylic paints and oil pigment on stretched canvas. Varies sizes.

 

 

Title –  Deep Blue Walking

 

 

 

 

Title –  Blue on Ochre on Cream

 

 

 

 

Title –  Blue on Ochre on Grey

 

 

 

 

Title –  Yellow Walking

 

 

 

 

Title –  White Trail Walking

 

 

 

 

 

Building Layers. Mixed Media. Cradled Boards.

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Building Layers. Mixed Media. Cradled Boards.

Mixed-media art works on cradled birch boards, I started a few weeks ago.

 

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Working on board allows me to scrape back, sand & scratch into the surface

 

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I have left areas raw to show the grain. Building layers with shellac stains, found papers and textiles.

 

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More oil pigments, graphite dust and inks.

 

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I may add some encaustic wax, as well.

See the beginning of the series  here

Abstract Play. New Paintings.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

My latest little abstract paintings with bursts of high-energy marks, dissolving into planes of colour with blocks of cobalt blue found papers walking across the surface.

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In Transit. Tiny Collages. New Work

Monday, May 26th, 2014

In Transit.

Using trickery and lies, Australian Navy and Customs and Border Protection officers intercepted a boat carrying asylum seekers in December 2012. They were told they would be taken to Christmas island and transferred onto a small lifeboat and handed a document that said: “You only have enough fuel to reach land in Indonesia. You do not have enough fuel to continue your voyage to Australia … if you continue on your journey, the master and crew of your boat will face harsh penalties, which may include a jail term.

The United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as someone: “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”All refugees have been asylum seekers. People who arrive in countries that are signatory to the 1951 Convention, regardless of their method of arrival, are entitled to seek refugee protection. Refugee status determination does not discriminate between how a person arrived in a country and lodged their application.

A series of little collages “In Transit” on canvas made from vintage papers, wallpaper, found street litter F.G, Washi tape, pen and ink .

Size 10.2 x 10. 2 each

 

Making Sculpture…

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Vintage metal drill tin, broken ultra marine glass from an old bottle and a little cherub. All spray painted black.

 

Old Japanese music box, plastic toy cowboy, American flag on laser cut metal.

 

 

 

Plastic music box ballerina, rock, metal gear, wire on laser-cut metal

 

 

All sculptures are works in progress and unfinished….

Black & White Study

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Black and white study for the collage course I’m doing. We were asked to create a collage using only black and white materials. I loved this exercise and found myself wanting to add some colour…I couldn’t resist and made 2 collages.

 

 

I collected 2 canvas boards,  black and white vintage papers, wallpaper and newer paper

 

 

As in abstract painting, I like to work quickly and not worry too much about leaving marks and splotches as I’m doing. In some areas I made marks with felt pens and white gesso paint trying to blend the different textures and areas.

 

I also explored Stephanie’s idea and used some glitter paint mixing it with gesso so it became a greyish colour. I like the end result but may go further and sand back the whole lot, giving it a worn-out appearance.

 

 

Do you always have to finish your art?

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Do you always have to finish your art?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I always have lots of unfinished projects on the go. Paintings, sculpture and installations can sit around for years, unfinished. I live with them, then maybe, months, even years later, it will hit me that it needs this and that, and it’s finished. I also have 100’s of art projects and ideas in folders on my computer that may not even see the light of day in my life time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other things, I deliberately leave unfinished. I like untouched randomness & rawness when creating. Especially in my painting, textile & mixed media work.
I like the freedom of no pressure to finish a piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you always have to finish your art ?

 

“LAND TO LIGHT – Photo Diaries”

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
 All Photo’s by Charles Farrugia
Here are some pictures of the opening and links

“Silent Momento – Paris Venice & Spain”

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

A new series of paintings from the studio…

“Silent Momento – Paris Venice & Spain”  Links to found surfaces from the streets of Paris, Venice and Spain. Weathered, worn surfaces, old peeling papers with glimpses of the past, slashed with scrapings of whitewash.

Passages in time, forgotten marks and scribble usually left, unseen & silent.

All paintings in this series and my other work are available at my  Outlook8studio Etsy Store