Art

Top Notch paintings

Yesterday, paints out (wall paint, powdered Indian paint, lacquer, pencils, pins to scrape with and graphic pens) to make one very small painting for a fundraiser for Bristol’s Cruse Berevement Care, to take the form of an anonymous exhibition, each piece A5. More about that here. 

Liking the words ‘Top Notch’ and wanting to write them everywhere.

 

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3D, Silly

Plasticine Model Making

Even the cheapest plasticine is good. This stuff will never dry, so needed to be transported carefully back from NZ, and dusted regularly! I tried putting the burger in the over, but it just went soft, not hard. I think the solution is a layer of clear varnish. I’ve also been given the tip that sculpting with tin foil and then a layer of plasticine on-top saves your stock of plasticine.

Here’s some silly things I made. This brought me lots of flow and is a great thing to do if weening yourself off watching too much TV!

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Art, Exhibitions

Auckland Art Gallery – Whizz Bang Pop

Auckland Art Gallery – I saw some marvellous things: (Most in the ‘Whizz Bang Pop’ exhibit)

Unsure of the artist of these two images.

Jessica Stockholder – Untitled (2003)

Ed Ruscha – Love Chief (1986) writing something massive on a canvas, especially something like ‘Love Chief’, how self-affirming.

Luc Piere – Environment III. Spent a while in this mirror-box. Reflections going on forever, stuck in a time-warp, can’t find the door. Shame is smelt of feet!

Rosalie Gasgoine – Web / Piece Work / Foreign Affairs (1994) ‘choosing to work with materials that “have had sun on them”‘ grids of weathered woods. order and repetition.

Tony Cragg – Clear Glass Stack (1999) assembelage, interlocked

Thank you Auckland Art Gallery, so much variation, and I never usually find much that I really am inspired by, so this was a nice hi-light of my trip.

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Photography

Lunar Landscapes at Wai-O-Tapu

I visited the Geothermal wonderland that is Wai-O-Tapu whilst here in New Zealand. It’s just outside of Rotorua. It was incredible to see such a unique landscape. I felt like I was on the moon.  Here’s some of the textures, landscapes, colors and patterns I found

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Photography, Wedding

Know someone who’s getting married next year?

England is getting a treat! Jel Photo are returning to the UK for a little trip somewhere around July/August 2012. They are a husband and wife team based in Auckland, New Zealand. The pair have the most incredible skill at photographing weddings and their wedding photography has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Polka Dot Bride, Boho Bride & Magnolia Rouge wedding sites. They have done plenty of international weddings and love the whole experience.

They are not charge anything extra for their flights, just their normal photography rates. You’d ideally be located in Dorset or Hampshire, but it’s no issue if you’re not. In fact, they are even stretching this opportunity to the rest of the world (ideally Dubai, LA, Japan, which are all en-route to the UK when flying from NZ)

If you want to contact them, here’s all their information:
Email: info@jelphoto.co.nz
Twitter: @JelPhotography
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