My friend, M. ( the same person as from my previous posts) has been taking some online workshops, and mentioned this to me. After a while my curiosity after seeing the results of M. and others, got me out of my comfort zone of familiar working practices just long enough to try one of the workshops. It was interesting and challenging, as it was supposed to be a purely abstract workshop (though students were asked to draw in some figurative sections). The course is by Judy Woods Art. Here are the results of my efforts…
I was working much quicker and more spontaneously that I would normally do (as I’d be working from a sketch).
You will probably notice the landscape reference in two of these paintings, from my sketches of Barranco do Pisoes. Number two painting is also landscape based, from my drawing of rocks in the stream. It was an interesting foray into exploring landscape painting using abstraction. I am curious to extend this into further work. I´ll let you know how it goes!
Meanwhile, I decided it was time for an up to date painting of the Caldas de Monchique. Views around here change over time as the trees grow or get cut down. I made the sketch just up the road from the entrance, where I climbed a low-ish wall into the shrubbery.
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My friend, M. ( the same person as from my previous posts) has been taking some online workshops, and mentioned this to me. After a while my curiosity after seeing the results of M. and others, got me out of my comfort zone of familiar working practices just long enough to try one of theContinue reading “Caldas de Monchique – revisited and an online mixed media workshop”
The past couple of months have seen the ending of one life situation and the beginning of whatever is taking its place. As ever, painting is what I continue to do, it gives me some purpose, some satisfaction, and some challenges. I sometimes wonder what I would do if I didn´t paint. I find itContinue reading “New Paintings”
M: I’ve had a few scraps of paper that have been following me around over the past couple of days. Some of the questions are more about you than your art practice per se, but it seems a nice way for folk to get to know a bit more about Liz Allen, Artist. Did youContinue reading “A beginning artist questions me about my journey as an artist (part II)”
“Artists for Hope” (a collective exhibition by the Algarve Artists Network)Faro Museum, 11 June – 28 August (Algarve, Portugal) All artists are showing two paintings each, and my second painting is almost finished. Exhibition theme: As the world keeps on turning life goes on, despite all our recent challenges as a global community on thisContinue reading “Painting(s) for an exhibition”
Hello! This month I’ve been working on two paintings: one of which was for the postponed exhibition with the Algarve Artists Network, Signs and Symbols, which is unfinished, and the other you will see here below… This is the view from Casais to the coast. I really like the shape of the hills, they areContinue reading “Latest painting and upcoming exhibition”
A friend who is beginning to make her own creative artwork came up with some interesting questions about my working processes, which she found useful for her own practice of making art. My friend M. suggested that I could publish our Q&A in my blog… Hi Liz, I really admire your work, as you know,Continue reading “A beginning artist questions me on my working processes”