Friday, 5 February 2010

Graffiti workshop

For some time now I've admired the work and style of Alisa Burke, she has such an uninhibited, unique way of painting. I decided to enroll in her latest online workshop and boy is it fun. I need to loosen up in my painting and this is certainly one way to go about it.


This is an unfinished canvas that I've had sitting on my easel for about eighteen months. I was stuck and had no idea where it was going to lead.

  

So I decided to give it a new life, this became my first stage of the technique.


It needed something so I added yellow



and just kept going. I'm not sure if I'll do any more or not, I'll let it sit in my studio for awhile and see if it speaks to me. I'm really enjoying the workshop and new techniques.



I seem to always be making red necklaces, they just keep evolving in this colour combination. This one is for my stall at Creative Soul retreat in March
Back with more soon.





27 comments:

Emma said...

You continue to inspire me! I find it hard to move away from a comfortable color combination but I wonder if I will ever be able to paint over a canvas like that! Such courage, & the conviction that you WILL be able to do it again :)

Heather said...

I'm glad you are enjoying Alisa Burke's workshops Ro, but I love what you already do. Still, it is good to try new things and freshen up your own style.

Sherry said...

I love all the bits-n-bobs on your necklace. fun, fun, fun
Thanks for pointing me to the Alisa Burke blog - I'll have to go back and watch those videos later. Her style reminds me of Traci Bautista but different.

Elizabeth said...

It is always good to stretch and explore but honestly Ro, I am not sure that you can improve on the perfection that you have already achieved!!!!!! My humble opinion of course but, don't change too too much!!!!!
Red is such a classic and you do red so well!! This piece will not last for long!! Hugs!
Elizabeth

Judy said...

Looks great Ro I did that class too, kind of. Oh you have just reminded me to get into gear for Melbourne.

Kaye Turner said...

Like everyone else here, I already love what you do with colour :-) It's always good to learn more and experiment though!

Jacky said...

This canvas certainly has undergone a transformation Ro! I love seeing the influence of Alisa Burke in this piece, that is one of the things I love about art, it is always evolving.
The red necklace is beautiful...I have a thing for red too.

Jacky xox

Jan said...

So the first photo is your painted canvas, and the second photo is the same canvas, painted over ? I liked the first one as well as the second. good for you that you can go ahead and eliminate something you don't like, get it out of your hair.

Nic Hohn said...

its great to have a painting on the go....can't wait to see your jewellery up close and personal.xoxo

femminismo said...

You inspire us all. Love the canvas and what looks like hanging lanterns. Wow! And such great jewelry. Real trash to treasures.

Seth said...

Count me as one of those who likes both the before and the after. You have a way with color!!

jackie said...

I am really inspired by Alisa Burke and I recommend her DVD to download from Quilting Arts. Pleased that you liked the sketchbook tutorial.

grrl + dog said...

uh oh!

They will sing to me when I am there..

yvette said...

wow

love
yvette

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I'm unfamiliar with Alisa Burke's work but I know I have enjoyed this photo progress...the work has new life!

azirca said...

I envy your ability to paint in this way, your revamped painting looks fantastic.
Love your red pendant elements.

Robin Olsen said...

Nice bold color mix in your painting, and the scattering of lanterns makes it very festive.

Dot said...

Hi Ro
Having seen your new canvas and felting on Saturday I know how beautiful they are! It was lovely to see you and I felt very inspired afterwards.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Dot xx

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Queen Of Toys said...

Ro,

Trully amaZing work, love it all and can't wait to see it all up close. Boy that canvas did speak to you.

A rambling rose said...

Hello Ro - oh that blue is so wonderful - it was great to meet you - I am now in Alice Springs on my way to Uluru!

Karen Cole said...

Hi Ro!

I did Alisa's first Graffiti workshop last year. Loved it!

Your piece turned out great. It is definitely a freeing experience.\

I also love what you are doing with the needle felting. That's something else I would like to learn.

Hope all is wonderful.
xoK

Chris said...

Ro, this is GREAT! This canvas is wonderful. I'm so inspired. I'm afraid of canvases, especially big ones. I just freeze and don't know what to do. This makes me want to leave work and go paint! And that class sounds great. I'm going to go see when she's having another one.

Heavens2Betsy said...

Love your work! It is very inspirational, edgy and exciting.

Amelia said...

loads and loads of interesting things here!

Thanks for sharing.

Amelia.x

BlueStone Of Orcas Island said...

Oh how I wish I could attend one of your retreats! Thank you so much for sharing yourself for those of us who cannot attend and meet you. I appreciate you and all your beautiful works.
sincerely, Lynn

JRonson said...

I loved the graffiti workshop :)