Monday, 27 May 2013

Commission Completed

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
I was asked to create a babushka character for a clients daughter. This is what I came up with. Happy artist and a very happy client. Horrah.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

New work...

It has been a busy week in the studio. I had some pieces of plywood left over from some other projects so I decided to drag out the jigsaw and cut out some birds from them. I then proceeded to get busy with papers, paint, stamps and rub ons to create the works below...

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013
I am loving how they turned out. Love to hear what you think.

I have also been busy finishing off an assemblage I started last week. Creating assemblages has become a favourite way to spend time in the studio these days. I love taking things that others have discarded and making them into works of art.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Friday, 10 May 2013

Band tees

For the past few years I have been designing t-shirts for the bands of a local primary school. I initally started them to have a cool momento for my daughters band, but they became so popular that the following year all 4 of the bands wanted one. Here are the designs for the bands of 2013 (The Rock Lobsters is my personal favourite).

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley 2013

Thursday, 9 May 2013

New studio

Thought you might like to see some pics of the new studio. I am loving my new space and have heaps of room to move. I don't think the walls will be bare for long!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

I'm back...

Wow,it feels like quite a while since I have logged in to say Hi. I apologise for the lack of updates. Moving house, taking a while to set up the new studio and life in general have slowed things down but I'm back.

I have just completed a commission which was alot of fun to do. I can't post images of it yet but once it has gone to its new home in a couple of weeks you can have some eye candy.
I am currently working on some more assemblage work as I just love re purposing things and giving them a new life.
Assemblage work in progress.
I also have some lovely big canvases waiting for me to give them life. Hmmm, what to paint, what to paint???

I would like to finish up  today with a farewell to Penelope Dullaghan from Illustration Friday.  This has been one of my favourite websites for a long time and thanks to all of Penelope's hard work it has become a great resource. All the best with your future endeavours Penelope.
Here is my entry to this weeks Illustration Friday. The theme is TRIBUTE.

© Kelly Gatchell Hartley. 'She weeps for us'.
See you again soon