Saturday, August 17, 2013

Magnificent Flinders Ranges.

John and I managed to fit in a weekend away  and headed up to the Flinders Ranges . The weather was perfect with a taste of spring after the cold winter. 

I haven't seen the Flinders looking this green for a long time and it reminded me of my first years in Port Augusta when I was under the delusion that this part of the world greened up every winter. 

I actually found that from a photographic point of view the green was overwhelming and I missed the usual warmth of the yellows browns and reds that contrast so beautifully with the purples of the ranges, but I took on the challenge ;-)) and love these panoramas and the solitude they convey.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

New Life Old Objects

The next exhibition at Yarta Purtli Gallery " New Life Old Objects" is one that encourages artists to explore the use of recycled objects. I'll bet I have more objects stored on the computer than most people I know.

When I was creating the "Face Up" portraits people often asked if I had done a portrait of myself. Well I did experiment on myself before I felt confident enough to work with others and in this latest portrait I have used some of those early techniques but with much greater knowledge and skills.

If you look closely you will see the objects, layers and textures that I used in the "Face UP" portraits . I would have used close to 200 layers, some overlaid on others to give specific effects. 

The video gives an idea of how the process works.