Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Wishes....

I would like to send you all my very best wishes for a great Christmas, New Year celebrations and of course, a bumper 2010. This is always a great time for assessing where one has been, and where one would like to be in the coming year, and I hope everyone has positive thoughts about the year ahead. I also wish to thank you all for continuing to read this blog.

Here in New Zealand it is mid-summer, although summer has been rather slow in showing itself this year. It is annual holiday time as well so it can get rather frantic at times. We are very conscious of the dreadful weather in the northern hemisphere as it features in our TV news. Our thoughts are with you.

We are many hours ahead of most places due to the international date line wrapping around the east coast of New Zealand, so we will probably be winding up our Christmas Day when many of you will just be beginning.

I have now received the professional images from my exhibition and, as always, these are of far better quality than I can achieve with my own digital camera.

Monday, December 21, 2009

More progress....

More happenings on my latest piece... Do you recognise Frida Kahlo?

Completed lino print using a black textile pigment on the lino, and the edges scraped with a piece of cardboard.

Initial application of colour using fiber reactive dye which has the advantage of being transparent.

More colour added, some applied from the original lino cut (the borders) then direct painting of the fiber reactive dye. I have cropped the image to remove the blue masking tape.

More yet to do...

Overheard while visiting a local gallery, a teenager making the comment that "modern art has gone downhill"... Well, at least he had an opinion!