Nanny, 2019, oil on panel, 60x40cm. Another new painting drying on the wall, that will become part of the Exploring Motherhood series. The pink gradient over her portrait brings a traditional painting into the 21st century. This painting refers to past generations and how they might have experienced motherhood. We can look back with rose […]
Vanitas (a popular painting genre in 1600s) will be explored as one thread of the Motherhood series. Vanitas is usually a still life arrangement formed with specific items that symbolise various, often universally assigned concepts. For example a clock would symbolise time, a skull would symbolise death. Traditionally, a Vanitas or Momento Mori (Latin “Remember […]
Fantastic life drawing session a few weeks back. We completed a series of warm up exercises (as a few of us hadn’t draw from life in a while), including blind, continuous line and tonal sketches. So much fun!
Lots of paintings to finish, lots of changes being made to the studio.
“Our older children had a fantastic time learning about Frida Kahlo, Observational drawing and our younger children were fascinated with looking at facial features of themselves and others and exploring with a variety of mark making materials. Hannah was fantastic at adapting her approach and she was actively involved in the planning of the sessions […]