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The Out of the Box Artist group have a new exhibition happening.

The Out of the Box Artist group have a new exhibition happening.

This is our Biennial exhibition which will take place next month in October.

Opening on Sunday 8th of October, 2-4pm.

Open Wed to Sun 12 – 5.

Hope to see you there.

Anne Warren, Evelyn Young, Eileen Gruen, Beryl White, Kathy Siganakis, Susan Gibson, Virginia McNamara, Kerstin Cuming

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Gorgeous new paintings in Acrylic on Acrylic Paper by Lynette Joy.

Gorgeous new paintings in Acrylic on Acrylic Paper by Lynette Joy.

Lynette has told me that she has been influenced by Klimt which you can easily see in the one with the patterning and rich tangerine colour and the other is an expressionist abstract painting that just has to be made by every artist for the release of energy. This one in particular has a strength and engery that needs to be seen in real life.  Will post exhibition information that will come up in the next few months.

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Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

Interiors, florals and still-life are some of the subjects currently being tackled by our artists.

v 1This flower detail is by Virginia McNamara, b1This lounge room detail is by Beryl White and it looks very much like one of her atmospheric paintings in the background.

still life bottles 3This is one of the first still life paintings I have made for the series, small, acrylic and pencil.

a1 These two are photographs of some still life set ups that I Anne Warren  have yet to attempt.  I’m liking the one on the left but not the one on the right.  My rooms are currently full of borrowed bottles, jugs, vases from friends and neighbours for me to paint.a2

Some gorgeous pics of an early Autumn morning in Melbourne plus a couple of little tiny artworks.

Some gorgeous pics of an early Autumn morning in Melbourne plus a couple of little tiny artworks.

Our group will be meeting next week and I will then be flush with images and posts for you to see however in the meantime here are a few Melbourne pictures from the beautiful Studley Park in Fairfield, a tiny little collage and a tiny little doodle that I made.    IMAG7608 IMAG7617 IMAG7619 IMAG7620 IMAG7622  Anne

Planning our next art exhibition for 2015 with dinner at Kathy’s place in Hawthorn.

Planning our next art exhibition for 2015 with dinner at Kathy’s place in Hawthorn.

Totem 2 BeardI have made a number of totem poles from cutout images of human and mechanical/man made pieces intertwined.  As is life.  (Anne Warren)

ootb photo 2014 Lynette is absent from this photo but will be in the next holding two glasses of wine.

Making art can be likened to an adventure.

Making art can be likened to an adventure.

Making art can be likened to an adventure, or to setting off on a journey whose destination may or may not be known, a journey which has the potential to unfold in unexpected twists and turns.

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In putting paint to paper or canvas the catalyst is often an emotional response to something in the natural world, a quality of light and shadow, a patterning of shapes, an implicit sense of place or story. For me it is never a literal representation of nature, but a seeking to respond to the energy of the initial impulse.

This is never a one sided process.  After establishing the initial composition I seek to engage the viewer, to draw them into the painting, to look beyond the surface. Much of this develops as I paint.  I do not fully plan the work, but find the composition will often change as the relationship between the shapes, colours and tones begins to emerge. It is much like engaging in a conversation; the work responds to what is put down and I then respond to it. I mostly work in layers paint, drawing, collage, glazes; each layer responding to what has gone before.

Recently I have been revisiting some previously completed paintings and restarted the conversation, often taking the journey to a different destination.

Here are some examples of re-engaged works.

Much of my work has been oil media based this year I plan to spend more time exploring building up the layers in collage and water media.

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Here are some quirky portraits made by a few members of our group for Cambridge Studio Gallery exhibition.

Here are some quirky portraits made by a few members of our group for Cambridge Studio Gallery exhibition.

portrait 1 portrait 2 portrait 3 portrait 4  Here you will see Evelyn Youngs Sculpture on the left, then Anne Warren’s portrait of a child, Kathy Siganakis’deconstructed sculptural face and Eileen Gruen’s Glass interpretation of Keith.

 

The exhibition has ended but as you can see we all took our art into new areas and had fun with it.