Gaye’s Studio News

Subject: Posts from Gaye Oakes Art for 02/03/2021

Gaye Oakes Art

Episode 31

3 February 2021


Finally the Art Society of Tasmania’s Waterways exhibition is imminent; opening on Thursday at 6.30 pm in the Long Gallery at Salamanca Place. The exhibition runs for 10 days. I worked on three paintings a few months ago for this exhibition and am looking forward to seeing them on the wall. These are my entries. They are oil and wax medium on square cradled boards and measure 60cm.


Diving deeper $580

Beckoning me $580

The third one in the series of the same size is to be exhibited at the Kingborough Art Prize Exhibition at Kingston Tasmania on the weekend 19 – 21 February. This is usually an excellent exhibition in what was a grand old country hall but now is a community centre.


The waves whisper $580

In the same series but in the smaller size are the following two. These are currently shown on my website.

Turbulence 1 $420

Turbulence 2 $420

These are so much different from the more traditional work I used to do. There are some from this period on my website as well.


Rock sculptures framed $480

The link to this image on my website is

https://wordpress.com/page/gayeoakes.com/279



This week I started some what I hope are very loose abstract florals. There is a set of six and they are 30cm squares. I work on them on a taped off sheet of 300gsm cartridge paper using R&F oil sticks which are very soft and creamy in texture. A lot like creamy lipstick. I am waiting for them to dry a bit before my next layer.




Today I started two more in my Shapes series because I am still trying to master the use of stencils and masks over a complex colourful surface. More of these next time.

I have done some extensive planning for 2021 to work in series and to include study of colour, techniques. I am also trying to become more adept at social media and online selling. So much to do! I try to fit in 6 painting sessions of 3 hours a week as well.

Loving this artist’s life.


 




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