I’ve had a lot of fun playing with olive green. Even though the complementary colour scheme didn’t quite work out, the shades of green had a lot of good things going on!
This week it’s time to have a look at the analogous colour scheme, which really means that I have moved around the colour wheel to see what other colours near olive green would work well. Now, this is where the colour really starts to shine! Bringing lots of colours together can be a bit wild, but I actually love this result.
One thing I love about doing SALA exhibitions (South Australian Living Artists) is the opportunity to try new things! This time I am involved in 2 exhibitions, and they have both challenged me in different ways. Here is a sneak peek of some new beads…
After a lovely holiday with my family, I am back in my studio this week, finishing off all of the beads and jewellery that I need for the 2 SALA exhibitions that I am involved in this year.
- “Inexclusive” is part of a group exhibition at Cats in the Loft gallery in Port Adelaide. I have loved and hated the freedom of this exhibition. I have had so many ideas, and I’ve had to work really hard to narrow down what I wanted to do. I am installing this exhibition on Friday, ready for the opening on Sunday at 3.00pm.
- “Chroma” is part of a group exhibition at Kuoni Creative in Blackwood. The work I have ended up making for this exhibition is really colourful, and I can’t wait to show you bits and pieces from the exhibition.
I love SALA, and I am always grateful to everyone involved in creating opportunities like this for artists to make new work and get themselves out there!
You are invited to this exhibition opening too! Hope to see you there. More details on Facebook.
Last week we started this series of colour play with a complementary colour scheme (well it was supposed to be, but it didn’t quite work out)!
This week I wanted to see what varying shades of green with the olive green looked like. I probably chose some extreme shades of green here, but I do like how the necklaces came together.
You are invited to the opening! But, if you can’t make it I hope you can find some time to visit this very colourful exhibition!
I have some exciting news. I will be at the Cats in the Loft gallery on Saturday August 13 from 11am until 2pm. Well, that’s not the exciting news, the best part is that I’ll have all of my beads, and a stack of key-chains, and some wire, and some pliers there too, and together we can have some fun making beaded key-chains! Click this link for more details.
No need to book in. And whatever you make is yours to keep. All I am asking for all this fun is a gold coin donation. 100% of all money donated will go to the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME).
“AIME is a dynamic educational program that is proven to support Indigenous students through high school and into university, employment or further education at the same rate as all Australian students. AIME gives Indigenous students the skills, opportunities, belief and confidence to grow and succeed.”
Here are a couple of key-chains that I made.
This series of Colour Play posts has been inspired by my front garden! Every time I am working in my studio I get very distracted by what is happening there. I was so pleased when I wandered around one day to find that we had a grevillea bush. I don’t know what it is about grevillea’s, but I think they are stunning!
I chose an olive green as the base of all of the new pieces, because I liked the contrast of the green with the dark pink/red of the flower. So, the first necklaces you are about to see were supposed to look more like that, but something happened to the glass in the kiln (I think it was in there for too long), and they came out more dark coral. That’s OK, I still like the result, it’s just not quite what I had in mind!
I am really happy that it is school holiday time over here. My husband is a school teacher (in case you didn’t know), so school holidays can mean that I get lots of extra torch time (if I’m really lucky).
I have a lot of beads on my “to make” list at the moment, so I am trying to get as much extra time on the torch as possible. What with SALA and some orders coming through….it’s fairly busy.
Today was a bit difficult and frustrating though, as the power was out from about 10am until about 3pm. Oh boy, that was tricky! Still I managed to get on the torch for a couple of hours, and I hope that the power is back on track for tomorrow. Hope you are having a great day…wherever you are!
I am working on some new work as part of the SALA exhibition at Kuoni Creative. I have in mind what I would like to make, I have drawn some designs on paper….and now I have a prototype.
I’ll spend some time pondering if this is the right direction for this work before I make any more. I’ll probably try a few different things with these beads before I’ll know for sure. I’ll be photographing along the way so I can go back to my first ideas. I need to commit soon…the deadline for delivery is very soon.