My Art, My Way!
....Spring is just around the corner - I just love our wattles and are so thrilled that we have so many on our property.
Latest Projects completed:
"Our Beach - where the Saltwater Creek meets Westernport Bay". During the storms - this estuary changes and I love catching the many faces it presents. Watercolor on Arches medium. Aug 2021. This is from my own photographs and sketches. (ref new work )
A note of appreciation: I wish to thank the wonderful US organisations as, Light Space and Time for their support and wonderful opportunities for my artworks, Camelback Gallery for their continued support and opportunities as well as being a featured Artist again - very privileged indeed. Also not forgetting Fusion Art, wonderful opportunities to showcase artworks. In Europe, Circle Foundation for the Arts has given me so much opportunity, and again I am so privileged to have these unique chances, a huge thankyou. Having these opportunities to showcase my art internationally is a wonderful experience. I know that many new opportunities have arisen from these sites, so that is very special, thank you all.
About my site: Amongst these pages are images of my artworks. Although many are of animals, I do enjoy other subjects and also experimenting with landscapes and waterscapes on scratchboard (Whiskey Cove) and Claybord, Lesotho Mountains of Northern SA, Early Morning Paddle: Claybord presents many challenges - especially using the traditional black scratchboard it presents a lot of scratching, I am a big fan of the Ampersand products - I find the Aqua Boards just wonderful to work on, and my painting of Driftwood Beached -was a stunning surface to move the paint on. The claybord is much quicker (very different to Yupo), either way, so much fun, and watercolour just does it's "thing", it can be very slow and more demanding than drawing animals with a blade!
Need some inspiration! Visit Andrew Tischler's website (www.Andrewtischler.com) - I met this young man some years ago when he was still living in outer Melbourne, firstly at a demonstration - he is something else, his style is so wonderful, he is at ease with his painting and just watching him and his unique technique (like the old masters), is so enlightening and refreshing - no gimmicks just mastery of his brush and knowledge of colours.
New Scratchboard Project:
Bright eyes - Grumpy.
Grumpy is a constant subject of mine - watching her grow into this amazing little creature is a wonderful experience; and what a great subject - I always sketch her from life onto the Scratchboard - it makes it more "nature', not perfect, but an artwork. Her expressions change all of the time, so it is essential to grab one that catches her mood.
Will complete this week.
2021 - has presented some major challenges - so face to face classes will commence in January 2022 for
fully vaccinated students.
In the meantime - on-line will commence in October. Scratchboard classes are to recommence in
however, only if out of lockdown and the Delta strain of Covid-19 is under control, so keep a lookout on this site as well as www.scratchboardworkshopclasses.com.au
Jan Lowe's Scratchboard & Watercolour - "an Artists Journey" Exhibition
due to the continuing Covid-19 crises and possibility of future lockdowns, this event will now be held on
16th March -
5th April 2022,
in the Art Centre of beautiful Melbourne!