Sunday, 5 October 2008

Planning for the next one

The party's over, but we're planning our next exhibition together. This one was very successful and we're planning another one for next year. The photo of Patsy and me outside the gallery was taken in front of this magnificent banner that Patsy put together for the occasion, textiles being one of Patsy's passions. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to visit.



This was one of my paintings in the show. It measures 600mm by 1200mm, quite a large one. Wherever I go of late I've been seeing Chinese lanterns so I decided to incorporate them into a painting. I really enjoyed painting this. I used acrylic paint and lots of layers, building up the colours and adding collage materials, finally I painted in the lanterns.



These are photos of my finished 'Persian nights' necklace made with my fabric beads. I ended up displaying my jewellery on canvases that I painted to suit the individual piece. I was quite pleased with the result. Unfortunately I didn't sell this piece so it may end up in my Etsy store or at one of the galleries.




Back to the Keith Lo Bue workshop. I went junking with Jen and Chris on the Wednesday afternoon and this was my find at The Mill market, a place with lots of individual stalls and great finds. When I showed it to Keith he told me quite a few of his hand made tools came from the insides of an old typewriter, so I'm looking forward to taking it apart, one day.

31 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your exhibition. That lantern painting is just to die for. Beautiful

sharon young said...

Your Chinese lantern painting is beautiful, Ro, I love all those layers.
Glad you had such a successful exhibition and good luck for the next one.

Jen Crossley said...

Im so proud of you and the exhibition,I know you worked so hard for it and I hope it was all you hoped it would be.Im sure the next one will be even better
Jen

Maria said...

Congratulations Ro! I lOVE the lantern painting! What a great idea about displaying your jewellery against painted canvases! Gorgeous necklace . . . and the banner is awesome too!
Very talented pair you are!
cheers
Maria

Marilyn Rock said...

Your Chinese lantern painting is stunning! I love it! Happy your exhibit was such a success and the one next year will be fun planning. Good thoughts!

Sam Marshall said...

Congratulations on your exhibition. I LOVE your painting.
xxxx

LDahl said...

I love your blog, I love your colors...so rich! The sepia ones that you did a long time ago were super too!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

omgosh Ro, to meet you would be a dream come true! But to see your art in person would be a mind-boggling experience!

(in LaLa Land after this post)
~monica

Cory said...

Ro, the painting of the lanterns is to die for. I love it.

grrl+dog said...

Still cant get my eyes off those delicious fabric beads.. Hope you get to teach them soon.

enchantedcurious said...

Whoops - cant believe i missed it Ro, but I'm glad it all went well. The lanterns are stunning - thanks for sharing them.

x mandy

Ann Christine Dennison said...

I am so happy your exhibition was a great success! Your lantern painting is wonderful, is light & airy and has a happy feeling to it!

Jackie said...

That necklace is wonderful. Gorgeous fabric beads.

Jason said...

Glad your exhibition went well and that your going to have another one. Mine is not far off. Sometimes I get excited and and other times I get nervous.

Karen Cole said...

OMG....your necklace is spectacular, Ro. I really appreciate the close up and the detail. Those beads are just beautiful and are perfectly named.

The colors in the painting are amazing. Is your house full of color, or do you have muted colors on which to display all of this incredible work?

Julie H said...

Hi Ro

I have heard such wonderful reports from your exhibition, nice to see some more of your wonderful art here and congratulations.

Chris said...

Those lanterns are delicious.

Thanks for showing all this beauty.

Dawnie said...

Congrats on the success of the exhibit and have to say the work you created was divine. Great pics of the lantern painting and your necklace is just AMAZING. Your an inspiration RO and thanks so much for sharing

inventivesoul said...

WOW RO!
The Chinese lanterns painting is LOVELY!!!
I am a fan!
AND I love the results of your Lo Bue class!
Cool stuff!!!

Amber

Judy said...

"ONYA" Ro. Well done.

Judy Wise said...

Beautiful painting - beautiful beads. Just wonderful; you are full of brilliant ideas. xo

Joy Logan said...

That piece with the lanterns is stunning Ro,wish I could have been there to see it in person. Funny I just posted a collage I did last summer that the lanterns in it were so important to me. The lovely lighting that they give off! The jewelry is also wonderful,such talent!

Miriam said...

the lantern painting is just so colourful and divine

Robyn said...

Ro, your lantern painting and the persian nights necklace are beautiful! I'm so glad you had such a successful exhibition. I would love to have been there.

mansuetude said...

ohhh my first instinct is that its sacriledge to take that apart... a sculptor friend does it alot to typewriters and i am always trying to get them back from her... she likes to tease me! :)

Jeane said...

wow - you are one busy woman - painting, jewelry making, altered art - congratulations on your show - it looks like it was fun! and thanks for stopping by and your kind comment.

rivergardenstudio said...

This painting is beautiful, the red lanterns and the background, and your background too... I also LOVE your necklace! Roxanne

Dot said...

Hi Ro

Love the photo of you and the lovely Patsy outside the exhibition. You both look very happy!

Very pleased you are planning to have another exhibition together next year. I will definitely be saving up my pennies for that one so I can support your art:).

Your Chinese lantern painting is stunning. And you know how much I love your necklaces.

Looking forward (very much) to catching up with you and Patsy on Saturday. Will be in contact shortly to arrange times, what to bring etc. My friend Selda is definitely coming along (hope this is OK).

Have a good week!

Dot xx

Lost Aussie said...

Lovely lantern painting and the fabric beads are awesome!
Be prepared for lots of hard work to take the typewriter apart, they are monsters!
xo
Marie

femminismo said...

Do you have time to read all these comments? Hope so! Love your picture with Patsy. Your outfit is perfect for your artist self. Beautiful blues. And I want to make some of the cloth beads - the textures, along with the beads at top and bottom - look like a great, fun project. Jeanne

Becky Vigor said...

Congratulations on your exhibition! I love the painting, such gorgeous colours as ever. I've recently had an exhibition too and although it went really well I'm in no hurry to plan another one so I admire your tenacity.