Mixing Media Group Show

Pieced Pattern 9  Ink, coloured Pencil

Pieced Pattern 9
Ink, coloured Pencil

The group show Mixing Media opened on Friday and seemed to be well received, It had been a hard work getting some new work together when I have been so tired and having the Christmas holidays just before the show made it harder to focus on getting the work done.  But I have new work and the other six pieces that I did earlier.

Mixing Media Show Jan 2015

Mixing Media Show Jan 2015

Mixing Media Show Jan 2015

Mixing Media Show Jan 2015

Here are the other two new pieces that I haven’t posted on the blog.

Pieced Pattern 8  Ink, coloured Pencil, thread and beads

Pieced Pattern 8
Ink, coloured Pencil, thread and beads

This piece has also been a background for a winter vegetable, but I have just realised that I haven’t shown it to you before.  Sorry for keeping secrets, so here is the journal page along.

Eggplant Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

Eggplant Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

Pieced Pattern 8 Detail Ink, coloured Pencil, thread and beads

Pieced Pattern 8 Detail
Ink, coloured Pencil, thread and beads

This was the only large work that has threads and beads on it and only very subtly,  I like the little hint of sparkle and definition that they give.  The others had enough going on without any extra.

Pieced Pattern  9 Ink, coloured Pencil

Pieced Pattern 9
Ink, coloured Pencil

The last big piece also started in my journal as is one of two, I haven’t finished the other one yet so that one is yet to come.  I like the retro feel to these two and they have a more masculine palette.  I have had enough pink from all the flowers I draw, so nice to get into other colour ways for a change.

Triangles Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

Triangles Journal Page Ink and watercolour pencil

It has really had the 3D treatment as you can see in the detail, the blue triangles are raised up with little foam sticky things (very technical) to give it some extra lift so to say.  It was funny at the exhibition, because it took people a moment to realise that the pieces were raised and they were going up for a closer second look.  I hope that is a good thing!

Rounded Squares Journal Page ink and watercolour pencil

Rounded Squares Journal Page ink and watercolour pencil

Karen

9 responses to “Mixing Media Group Show

  1. These look so good all together on the wall Karen! Congratulations. It is a very nice extension of your sketchbook drawings.

  2. Incredible work Karen and the exhibition looks great!

  3. Great work Karen, love your detail and colour combos, and I know how much effort goes into getting a body of work together for a show 🙂

    • Thank you, I am glad you liked the work, I have spent a lot of time on the colour schemes. After working from life where the colours are already there, it is hard to come up with new colour schemes for abstract work. Karen

  4. Anything meriting a closer look *is* a very good thing! Lovely pieces.
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

  5. I’m not sure why I’m just now seeing this, but well done! Congratulations on the show, and I enjoyed looking at the pieces here on the blog. 🙂

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