In 2020 the St. George Art Society created ‘ARTBANK’ initially as an exercise to keep members inspired and artistically active during the COVID 19 lockdowns.
Now well into 2021, SGAS continues to challenge its members with new projects to keep them busy during these difficult times.
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The power of perception by the senses
In September, lots of gardens will now be sprouting with colour and texture…..two things that are important when making art images.
The challenge is to not just paint flowers but to create images that are visually striking through the creative use of colour and texture.
Painting by Marlene Weaver
‘Lavender and Violets’
Painting by Angela Iliadis ‘Missing the Beach’
Medium: tissue paper and glue
Painting by Angela Iliadis ‘Where’s Kitty?’
Medium mixed media
Painting by Rosalie Duligal
This work was inspired by my constant gardening in lockdown. Pulling and tugging left me with clumps of earth, that were full of life, little flowers and of course insects. Constantly enchanted with what I find, watching everything change to spring. Medium: Oil on linen 50cm x 40cm.
Painting by Debbie Lee
‘Lotus and Lily Pads’
This work uses colour and overlapping shapes of colour to achieve a sense of texture. Debbie wanted to depict something more exotic than her own backyard.
Medium: Acrylic on canvas 24cm x 30cm
Painting by Melissa Martin
Medium: Alcohol Inks on smooth edged board.
Painting by Melissa Martin
Mono painting and tea staining, ink wash and painting.
Teas (black, dandelion and butterfly blue tea), blue ink, paint pen on watercolour paper.
Artwork by Don Kibble
Title: “Spring Maples about to Burst”
Medium: Acrylic on 200gsm watercolour paper
Size: 37cm x 27.5cm.
Artwork by Lisa Yuen
Title: “Dancing Light”
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Artwork by Andrea Marriette
Title: “Rejuvenation in Spring”
Contemporary abstract with lots of textures in the brush strokes. Colour explosion!
SGAS member, Don Kibble has come up with a new challenge for our members to paint the same subject in different ways.
Angela Iliadis is our first member to take up this challenge and we hope to see more of our members participating in this interesting challenge.
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Angela Iliadis has taken up this challenge producing three versions of her still life painting, ‘ Purple and Green Jugs’.
Francesca Hudson is our next member to take up this challenge and has produced three artworks of ‘Native Flowers’.
Carol Cook has now submitted two sketches showing two interpretations of a similar scene.
Comments and suggestions by Don Kibble
The white lines on the pictures indicate ways of looking …as in ’breaking up’ the subject.
No. 1 Reduces the background, so the focus is on the main, coloured, group.
No. 2 Brings the main group into focus, offering more interest in the figures.
No. 3 Has the all the figures in a loop around ‘Wally, with the hat getting too much attention.
No. 4 Provides a cornucopia of interest with all the images getting equal attention.
Sometimes the media really is the message.
Debbie Lee has submitted a different approach by showing two versions within the first painting here; a self-portrait and 3 versions of a landscape scene of the Murray River.
New paintings and sketches are shown here by Don Kibble which are intended to show the concept and progress in creating his artwork.
This painting is titled ‘Autumn’ is acrylic on canvas, size 36.5cm x 53cm
I picked up the leaves when golfing as they gave me the initial idea for the artwork which is intended to represent ‘tired’ autumn colours …which will lead to future works for other seasons ….the life cycles of nature.
‘Along the Way’ It is a scene near where Don lives.
Acrylic on 220gsm drawing paper 28cm x 38cm
‘Ellis Park Rockdale’ Oil on canvas 58cm x 73cm.
Comments; Out cycling, I was struck by the sun cast under the trees.
‘Smash Repairers’ Ink sketch Size: 15cm x 21cm.
Comments; An interesting contrast of concrete and pine trees.
Wren Craw has also taken up Don’s Challenge completing 3 artworks of the same landscape location.
Francesca Hudson has just completed this sketch shown here
for National Tree Day.
Another artwork for our ArtBank Collection is a Watercolour painting by Peter Michalandos titled ‘Autumn Leaves”.
Helen Hou has now completed these lovely paintings during the lockdown period.
Here is a collection of artworks previously submitted by our members, based on different themes which included Anzac, Animals, and Autumn.