Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Art of a Test Shoot

I found a new website that helps bring together models and photographers. I'm finally getting to my moviestar and pinup ideas - 2 shoots booked in for next week! I met up with the model Anne-Marie on Saturday to try and costumes and work out the hair and makeup. I took a few test shots to see how the makeup translated in photographs. Here is few of my test pieces

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Art of -esque

Well I have the obsession - but for future reference lets call them thoughts - about a series of photos I want to do with a old moviestar-esque look to them - as yet I haven't had the opportunity to do it. So today I did this little number to placate myself until I can throw myself into it on a larger scale. So this is Mark Frank Sinatra-esque so I called it 'Come Fly With Me'...

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Art of My Life

Dear blog..

Other than painting,I have been getting naked...

Playing with my food...

And watching Zoe being her beautiful, magical self...

Love Julia xx

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Art of Painting

This is a painting I have been working on. It isn't quite finished I need to finish the background. its a portrait of my friend's kids, Gemma and Lee. They are adorable kids and couldn't resist painting them. I struggled alot with getting Gemma's cuteness onto canvas and I've unintentionally made her look older than she is so there will be a little more fiddling before its complete. I'm hoping to do a few paintings for my exhibition in May but my painting comes in waves so there is no guarantee that I will. I'll guess i have to be stricter on myself! The piece is called 'Gemma and Lee' and its gouache on canvas.

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Art of Peeking Through Someone Else's Window

This is the invite for the exhibition of photographs, paintings and collage called 'Peeking Through Someone Else's Window' that I am having with my mum Uta Mooney and my daughter Zoe Thomas. Exhibition is held at Gallery M (287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park South Australia). Exhibition opening is May 24th at 2pm.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of a Deadline Fast Approaching #2

Some more exhibition stuff that Zoe and I have been working on. We plan on having an art day tomorrow so I will be sure to post some more fruits of our labour :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The Art of an Anniversary

We got Married 3 years ago today.

The Art of a Deadline Fast Approaching

My exhibition is fast approaching (May 24th) and Zoe (who is also exhibiting in it) and I have had a very creative week (very much needed after my non art/sick lapse) in our panic to make sure we have enough pieces. Zoe and I had alot of fun, we bought some fruit and vegetables from the supermarket and took photos of them together. Zoe used her photos as reference for some paintings. Here is some of our latest work.