All posts tagged: Rick Amor

Edward Hopper

Influencing Me: Looking at Three of My Favourite Artists

There were good intentions to get you an Introduction post today, but unfortunately I didn’t get myself organized and I couldn’t get someone. It doesn’t happen to often, so I hope you will forgive me. Today I thought I might do something else, I though I might take a look at three of my favourite artists and what I can or have learned from them.  I have shown them all to you before, but not together.  This is for you as well as for me, sometimes we do need to just step back and reassess. Those artists are Rick Amor, Edward Hopper and Antonio Lopez Garcia.  They are three artists that I have loved for a long time and they do influence me and it is a timely reminder that I need to look at them again, see what I can learn from their work. Edward Hopper The thing I love about Hopper’s work is the sense of theatre, his work tells us a story.  It is like a scene from a play or a …

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Celebrating 30 years of Rick Amor at Niagara Gallery

That isn’t the exact title, I think it is more Rick Amor – Celebrating 30 years of Exhibiting with Niagara Gallery.  I couldn’t miss this show, in fact I try to never miss exhibitions Rick’s work.  So I was really happy when I received a comment reminding me of the exhibition, that it finishes soon, from someone who works at the gallery, so thank you for the reminder.   The exhibition is work done in the last couple of years and gives you a great insight into his work.   While I was viewing the exhibition I asked if I could show a couple of images of the paintings here on my blog and was given permission to do so.   There are many buildings in his images and I find the presence of people in them quite wonderful, the way the people just allow you that hint of scale, though if they weren’t in the above image I don’t think it would detract from it at all.   I just don’t think this image …

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Weekend Wanderings – Castlemaine Art Gallery

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I went to Castlemaine yesterday.  I had hoped to be able to take lots of photos for you of Castlemaine, but it was raining all day, well, pretty much.  We have had some very wet days, very nice to get, but not great when you want to take photos.  I had thought I would get nothing, but I was told that I could take photos in the gallery, with no flash, and I could also take some photos of the opening, and exhibition.  Now, you all know what that I am a huge fan of Rick Amor, so I thought todays post could be about Castlemaine Art Gallery. For a relative small country town it has a beautiful gallery.  I believe the building was built to be for the gallery specifically.  It has a lovely light airy feel.  When you wonder around you see some artworks by some very influential Australian Artist, it is very impressive.  There are a few rooms of art. I was very surprised to find that it …

Image Courtesy of Niagara Galleries

Influencing Me – Rick Amor

Don’t forget you can also view this post on my self hosted site, just click here.  I would like it if you would all start following that site instead of this one, this one will start being made redundant at some stage. Today, I thought I might start something new. Normally I would do a tutorial on this day, but I have decided to change some things, so today I am going to do a post on one of my favourite artists, why I like them and how they have influenced my art practice. To start this new series of posts off, I thought I would introduce you to Rick Amor.  Rick is a Melbourne artist and I have loved his work for several years.  I even read a book about him, not something I have done a lot of.  I do read a lot, but I find a lot of books about artists very heavy and hard to read. He does quite a few self portraits, and this is one of them.  His paintings …

Cows Grazing

More from the Scouting at Heide

Several of you asked for more images from Heide and I thought I would do more images from the garden.  Perhaps look at some stuff that worked, or didn’t, then maybe when I go back for the real trip I will have a better idea of how to photograph some of these things. The gardens at Heide are just as famous as the Gallery.  They are well worth walking around and checking out.  The paths are so lovely.  Beautiful trees.  In the morning it is perfect.  I must go back one evening to check out the evening light on the gardens. These cows are in a large area.  The artist who made them is Jeff Thomson and the cows have been there for a long time.  When my girls were little a visit to Heide wasn’t complete until we went to see the Corrugated Iron cows.  They aren’t looking as good these days as they did when we first started visiting. When I go back I would choose a different angle to photograph the cows. …

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Revisiting Melbourne

Today I went into the city of Melbourne to go and visit the National Gallery of Victoria.  We got into the city a little early so we went to Melbourne Central and I had another go at photographing the shot tower. It looks a little plain compared to the first time I photographed it.  Remember the post titled Melbourne Scanned, the Shot Tower had a plane riding around and a balloon, now it is just a tower.  Shame really. I was trying for a different angle here and wanted to show the high rise that is right next to it, but it didn’t come out too well.  If you look really hard you can see it. This is a walk way that goes around the old post office building.  Beautiful old building.  It was the post office until 10 or 15 years ago, now it is full of shops and cafes.  I liked the way the lights hit the ceiling. This is an amazing building and I know it is one of Rick Amor’s favourite buildings in …