Iris

Over the Xmas and New Year holiday period my garden (the one my wife does most of the work in) has become a theme/inspiration for my drawing and printmaking. These three monoprints are examples of the work I have been doing.
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Iris. Monoprints. Each image 18cms x 9cms in size.
Prompted by me and my interest in the work of Van Gogh my wife planted irises in the garden near my studio. We do have some purple iris but other colours as well.
I like the fluid linear quality of the flower petals and the way the flowers and their stems reach out and upward from the bulk of the foliage.
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Tattoo You and Fleurieu Summer

This is a linoprint from out of the vault. I did it in 1993 for a group exhibition put on by a local arts group of which I am a member. Still exhibit with them a couple of times a year.

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TATTOED TORSO. Lino print. 23cms x 17 cms. Edition of 5. Seems such a long time ago now.

This is the piece I have in their current exhibition.

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FLEURIEU SUMMER. Two plate colour etching. 10cms x 6cms. Edition of 4. Appropriate today as Adelaide and the area south known as the Fleurieu Peninsular is expecting 41 degrees Celcius today and tommorrow.

More of my work can be seen at my webpage/online gallery by clicking HERE

Not a great deal of time in the studio this week with sorting out burst pipes in the laundry, choosing new tiles to fix the damage, replacing an outside garden tap and so on, but managed one print and a few drawings.

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Pond 1. Two plate colour etching. Plate size 9cms x 9cms. Variable edition of 6. First in a series of etchings based on the fishpond on the patio next to my studio.

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Series of drawings based on patio and garden area next to my studio. From left to right..
1. Patio and Fishpond. Brush pen, ink and coloured pencil. Image size 11cms high x 5cms wide.
2. Fish pond and Sun. Brush pen, ink and coloured pencil. Image size 11cms high x 4cms wide.
3. Fishpond, Bonsai and Sun. Brush pen, ink and coloured pencil. Image size 9.5cms high x 4cms wide.
4. Birdbath and Bleeding Heart. Brush pen, ink and watercolour. Image size 8cms High  x 3cms wide.
Enjoyed doing these drawings, I find using the brush pen quite relaxing.

My home South Australia

I’m lucky. I live in one of the best places on earth – South Australia. It has some of the best landscape in the world so it’s no wonder I am inspired to use it in my work. An example..

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This is in the Flinders Ranges about 3 hours drive (not that far in Australian terms) from my home. It is a view you get when you take the Arkaroo Rock walk.

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This is one of the linoprints that resulted from taking that walk with my wife and son a couple of years ago when we spent a week exploring the Flinders Ranges. That trip resulted in an exhibition of my prints and paintings by my son.  More examples of these works can be seen at

www.martinart.com.au/lino-block-prints-shop

www.martinart.com.au/etchings-shop

www.martinart.com.au/works-by-pirie-martin

 

Bonsai and Bamboo

A recent drawing fitted in during the hurly burly of Christmas. Relaxing subject, meditative process.

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See more of my drawings at www.martinart.com.au

Artist’s journal 22 – 24/12/2017

The latest installment in my artist’s journal. Living proof of the way I spend, waste, defray and/or put to use a lot of my time.

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If you haven’t visited my MONOPRINT LANDSCAPES exhibition yet why not drop in now.

Click HERE to enter.

An Invitation

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You are cordially invited to visit my new online exhibition, Monoprint Landscapes, at www.martinart.com.au/monoprint-landscapes. Grab a coffee or glass of wine and spent a leisurely few moments wandering through the gallery.