A commission is an exciting prospect for an artist and not just in the monetary sense. It becomes the chance to communicate ideas back and forth between the client and artist and the task is to get a satisfactory outcome for both parties. The client has to be happy with the result, after all it’s their money at stake and the artist must satisfy not only the brief but not compromise themselves artistically as well.
My latest commission has been a large(4.5metre) mural that depicts an everglades/swamp for a New Orlean’s themed bar.
Last night was the opening and got to see the mural up and hanging. I’m pretty sure it went down well with the clients and the patrons.
It definitely gave you the feeling of being right there on the edge of the swamp and I managed to incorporate the tangle … Read More »
A new year and some new etchings created down at Guyra. This is fly fishing territory and the creek and bush shows all the signs of massive flooding. Tangled timber and branches, debris and rocks, decaying bones and detritus. All grist for the enthusiastic etcher! The fly fisherman caught a fish as well!
Can’t wait to get them printed and had hoped to get them done during an etching workshop in the holidays. Unfortunately it was cancelled much to my disappointment.
Still there is next week….
Congratulations to Jacky Lowry of Conondale who was the lucky winner of an original etching ‘Towards the Light’ signed and dated by Jennifer Long!
The competition ran during my TRACES Exhibition and to be eligible you had to take a photo of yourself in front of a favourite painting in the exhibition and post it on Facebook.
Something to suit everyone.
Where the Dead Leaf Fell
An oldie but a goldie.
A mixed bunch.
A change of paintings on the wall.
Despite the heat and there was certainly a lot of it today the Studio Sale attracted quite a bit of attention and there were sales. Whoopee! Lovely to catch up with friends though and just relax and share a glass(or two) of champagne. Jess you were a trooper helping with the preparations and D did his share as well thankyou both.
Let’s hope the temperature is a little kinder tomorrow. It makes for more comfortable art viewing if the weather cools down a bit.
The house and studio are looking quite different with a change of artworks on the walls. Some of them might become permanent fixtures!
Cut Out 2(Triptych)
I’ve been working my way through my studio-chaos everywhere! But slowly there are signs of order. A bit of culling and sorting. Time to clean the art rack and make room for the new…
Studio Sale this weekend and hopefully a chance to move some of the art onto better homes.
Great chance to choose some original Christmas gifts. Prices are going to be ridiculous!!
A good way to avoid the Christmas rush in those labyrinth of shopping centres. Take your time browsing in my studio and home without that annoying musak blaring, those sterile tiled surfaces, the hurried, frenzied faces of last minute shoppers!
I’ve always loved the thought of original art as a Christmas gift. Specially chosen gifts-maybe a painting always admired and now finally affordable. What about an etching-always loved that black and white look in art. Now also … Read More »
A slightly neater version of a section of my studio. Shelves are a little more overcrowded now.These shelves house many objects and fragments from bones, worn shells, stones, glass, pottery shards, drift wood. Anything that gives me a clue to starting an art work.
The photograph of me in the studio was taken by a marvellous photographer Elizabeth Ginn who took a series of images of artists in their studios.
The painting is a triptych ‘Where the Dead Leaf Fell’ and is my interpretation of our liquid amber tree in autumn.
Collages, paintings and etchings that are connected by water, fragmented montages of life and instil us with beauty and hope.
At the Graydon Gallery 29 Merthyr Road, New Farm(0435091278) until 28th October
Artist Jennifer Long in her Brisbane Studio. Photo: Harrison Saragossi
THOSE who went through them need no reminder of the devastating 2011 Queensland floods. But a Brisbane visual artist has found the beauty among the destruction, finding a way to honour the event through art.
In her latest exhibition, Traces, Jennifer Long has used pieces of debris from the floods within some of her artwork, using a range of media to provide ”a way of translating and understanding, perhaps honouring events, both personal and far removed”.
”Basically it is looking for marks and meanings about floods and disasters,” Long said. ”I used the fragments in my art. It is looking for memory traces, physical traces … verbal traces are what started me off on the exhibition, just phrases and words, it started with verbal traces.”
Those verbal traces from news reports and personal stories are explained … Read More »
You have a chance to win a free etching, ‘Light from Above’, an original, signed and dated artwork by Jennifer Long, just by visiting my latest art exhibition TRACES at the Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Road, New Farm. All you need to do is take a photo of yourself in front of your favourite artwork(and there are 50 of them to choose from) in my exhibition, post it on facebook and tag it and like my page, or for 2 chances post on my website as well when you browse through the images.
Competition will run until I get 100 likes or the exhibition finishes.