martedì 24 giugno 2014

IMPASTO - FARINA + AQUA - FLOUR + WATER PASTE WITH WATERCOLOUR


© 2014 JANE MINTER
"Impasto III - BIANCO"
farina + aqua
flour + water 
photo showing detail  of texture of flour and water paste wash 

I'm sharing a  few photos from the collective exhibition "Benedetti Artisti" of my work inspired by the  environment  of the abandoned and dismissed  mill where the exhibition was held . The proposal of  my works explores and interprets the nature of the place, proposing the transformation of the natural element: the flour. 

You can see more photos of the  exhibition on my facebook page :   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Minter-Artist/339126159492769


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mostra "Benedetti Artisti"
EXHIBITION 
"MOLINO BENEDETTI " 
Grisignano di Zocco, Vicenza ,  ITALY , JUNE 2014
photo showing a  selection of  watercolour washes with "impasto" flour + watercolour




Jane Minter

è una pittrice inglese, in mostra propone rappresentazioni a base di impasto di farina e acquerello - tecnica amata da Turner -  nella quali si leggono le fluorescenze naturali ma anche immagini di paesaggi e trasparenze di altre nature che pure appartengono al grande masterplan di nascita, morte, rinascita e trasformazione dove anche la rosa, i frutti, i monumenti si trasformano dando vita a qualcosa di nuovo.
Salvatore Fazia




Jane Minter

is an English painter, who proposes in the exhibition  works  with a base of "impasto" -  flour and watercolour - a technique used by Turner - in which you read the natural fluorescence but also images of landscapes and transparencies of other natures which belong to the great masterplan of birth, death , rebirth and transformation where also the rose, the fruits, the monuments are transformed giving birth to something new.  


Salvatore Fazia



© 2014 JANE MINTER 
"impasto"
flour + watercolour
farina + aquarello 
photo of work in progress 



 For further details and photos of  exhibition please click below on "Benedetti artisti" blog , Terma's website and TERMA'S  facebook icon :  


We invite you to join us  at the "FINISSAGE" of the exhibition  Friday 27th June 2014 at TERMA
at 6pm

"FINISSAGE" 27.08 - ore 18 TERMA 

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  • Presentazione del catalogo e di nuove opere
  • Concerto di Francesca Bertazzo Hart
il 28/29 giugno aperto dalle 14 alle 19

STRADA DI SAVIABONA 284, VICENZA

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LUCIANO BATTAGLIN
MAURIZIO BONATO
CLAUDIO BRUNELLO
GIOVANNI CANOVA
DIEGO DALL’OSTO
ALESSANDRO LUCCA
MAURIZIO MALTAURO
JANE MINTER
ENRICO MITROVICH
PAOLO PASETTO
ROSSELLA PAVAN
ROBERTA ROSSETTO
JOSEPH ROSSI
LUDOVICO SARTOR
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martedì 3 giugno 2014

BENEDETTI ARTISTI - ART EXHIBITION - MOLINO BENEDETTI - Grisignano di Zocco,Vicenza , Italy

 "Benedetti Artisti"

CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION 

Molino Benedetti 
Grisignano di Zocco, Vicenza , Italy .
Opening of Mill   7/8 - 14/15 - 21/22 June dalle 10 alle 18
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An old disused mill has been temporarely transformed into a multifunctional space for contemporary art. The Molino Benedetti, sober architecture of the '50s, is located in Grisignano di Zocco and on Saturday, June 7th 2014  at 6pm will host "Benedetti Artisti" : paintings, installations, photography, sound interventions will break for a short interval of one month from the spell that  for years silenced the mill obsolescence. - In Grisignano di Zocco, Vicenza Italy .


As one of the participating  artist I invite you to join us 


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SP11, GRISIGNANO DI ZOCCO (VI)

 

27 GIUGNO 2014 - ore 18

c/o TERMA > FINISSAGE

# Presentazione del catalogo e di nuove opere
il 28/29 giugno aperto dalle 14 alle 19

VIA SAVIABONA 284, VICENZA

 
Apertura al Molino 7/8 - 14/15 - 21/22 giugno dalle 10 alle 18
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presentazione
SALVATORE FAZIA

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LUCIANO BATTAGLIN
MAURIZIO BONATO
CLAUDIO BRUNELLO
GIOVANNI CANOVA
DIEGO DALL’OSTO
ALESSANDRO LUCCA
MAURIZIO MALTAURO
JANE MINTER
ENRICO MITROVICH
PAOLO PASETTO
ROSSELLA PAVAN
ROBERTA ROSSETTO
JOSEPH ROSSI
LUDOVICO SARTOR
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lunedì 26 maggio 2014

memories of the lake


"memories of the lake" 
Bandouille
 watercolour study
painted from memory 

If you'd like to join me on a relaxing painting holiday in the picturesque setting of Bandouille please contact 
  : 
 BIX NASH via FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY
BANDOUILLE  PAINTING AT THE MONASTERY  
Chiche , Duex Sevres, Poitou Charentes,France 
GUEST TUTOR JANE MINTER 
DATES: 14/09/2014 -  20/09/2014

venerdì 16 maggio 2014

watercolour sketch - photo manipulation



© 2014 JANE MINTER
"Pescheria"
 Venice fish market 
 photomanipulation using windows image of  freehand watercolour sketch
digital art


based on the Ipad art - photo manipulation  post below I'm continuing to explore and experiment with my watercolour sketches and studies . The image above was made from a simple freehand watercolour sketch .


mercoledì 7 maggio 2014

venerdì 2 maggio 2014

iPad art - photo manipulation



© 2014 JANE MINTER
"notzie" 
iPad art 
digital art image
photo manupulation  of watercolour study "notizie"- "news"

Based on "Creativity Workshop" : Beyond the Ordinary by artist Nicolas Simmons
 I've started to use the iPad  to manipulate photos of my watercolours . With "news"/ "notzie" I used  iPad's basic iPhoto App  to edit and create the digital image above.The next step will be to use this digital image and others to explore and generate ideas for new paintings .There is definately  a  lot of scope with this approach and a lot to learn. It's a brilliant design tool.



© 2014 JANE MINTER

with special thanks to Nicholas Simmons      

mercoledì 30 aprile 2014

red rose


© 2014 JANE MINTER
"red rose"
watercolour sketch 
painted from life - no pencil
FABRIANO COLD PRESS 
painted from life 

mercoledì 9 aprile 2014

domenica 6 aprile 2014

watercolour textures on synthetic coated paper




© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # vii 
watercolour textures
PINK - W&N perm rose  XBLOCK MAGENTA
section of watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss  inkjet photo paper 

© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # viii 
watercolour textures
PINK - W&N perm rose  XBLOCK MAGENTA
section of watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 




venerdì 4 aprile 2014

watercolour on synthetic coated paper



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # vi 
black Schmincke
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 


.....another small wash painted on plastic coated inkjet paper . The paint was applied with a brush and a printing roller .From a distance the pattern created reminds me of a night time view of a glass façade . The plastic  coated  surface of the printing paper is fascinating to work on .It appears to be very similar to working on Yupo and other synthetic papers - here's a link about synthetic paper on handprint.com   http://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/paper4.html 
It would be interesting to develop this wash  by wiping/lifting off areas creating hard edges  and adding additional layers . 

lunedì 17 marzo 2014

mark making v


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # v 
sepia + perylene maroon + perm rose
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC gloss printing paper 

mark making # iv


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iv 
sepia + black + burnt sienna 
watercolour wash 
printing roller + gloss printing paper 





© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iv
section
sepia + black + raw sienna 
watercolour wash 
printing roller + gloss printing paper 

mark making # iii



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # iii 
sepia + black + raw sienna + perm rose
watercolour wash 
printing roller + PC inkjet printing paper 



mark making



© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # i 
sepia + black 
watercolour wash  on PC inkjet printing paper 


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # i 
rotated 180 ° 
sepia + black
watercolour wash  


© 2014 JANE MINTER
mark making # ii 
sepia + black + brown madder
watercolour wash  


"mark making" .....  I recently created  50 small watercolour washes rapidly  in one session experimenting with  a printing roller /brush and watercolour on off cuts of gloss printing paper  ...the results are very mixed and interesting . I'll post a sample of some of the washes which hopefully will give you an insight into the process .


blue wood anemones


© 2014 JANE MINTER
"wild blue wood anemones ii"
windflowers
section of watercolour study -  work in progress 

Before the wood anemone disappear I was keen to make  a few watercolour washes . This shows a section of a larger study  I'm  working on at the moment.


mercoledì 12 marzo 2014

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP IN FRANCE



FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY
BANDOUILLE  PAINTING AT THE MONASTERY  
Chiche , Duex Sevres, Poitou Charentes,France 
JANE MINTER'S WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP 
DATES: 14/09/2014 -  20/09/2014

I'm very happy to have been invited back to Bandouille as a guest tutor this September if you'd like to join me  please contact 
  : 
 BIX NASH via FRANCE PAINTING HOLIDAY





venerdì 28 febbraio 2014

wine bottles


© JANE MINTER
"empty bottles ii"
wine bottles
Fabriano Artistico 300g/m2
watercolour + wax resist
watercolour study painted from life

mercoledì 19 febbraio 2014

wild hellebore



© JANE MINTER
"wild hellebore iii "
HELLEBORUS FOETIDUS
WIP  inital watercolour study 
38 X 38 cm FABRIANO COLD PRESS 
painted from life 

Work in progress ..... the small vivid green flowers of the wild hellebores  are beautiful ......each  year I try to capture them .

mercoledì 12 febbraio 2014

venerdì 7 febbraio 2014

folly







©  JANE MINTER 2013
"folly"
old etching  - casa  ii
initial watercolour study
32 x 35cm
Canson Fontenay 
painted from life with pencil 


"painting of a painting " ... initial watercolour study of an old etching of a folly 


Pai



venerdì 31 gennaio 2014

textures - watercolour + bubbles



©  JANE MINTER 2014
"bubble"
photo
watercolour + washing up liquid 


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
FONTENAY cansons 


  1.  Here I simply added watercolour to the fine  foam ( washing up liquid + water ) in the sink  . 
  2.  A sheet of paper was laid over the top of the fine bubbles .
  3.  As the bubbles burst a delicate  imprint of the bubbles was left on the paper - some of the bubbles burst on the paper .  Hopefully the photos show this . This pattern reminded  me of the pattern of  flox glove petals.
  4.  The paper was left to dry  .. The effects vary with the type and quality of the paper..... here I used Canson Fontenay 300g/m2 . (I could have carried  on working on this whilst it is still wet ) .



©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
blowing bubbles with straw and printing on paper
PRINTING  paper 


  1. A mix of watercolour pigment + washing up liquid + water  in a container were blown with a straw  to create a mass of large bubbles . 
  2.  A sheet of paper was laid over the top of the bubbles ( the pattern will vary with the placement of the paper  and type of paper - there are  lots of options to play with  you can place the whole sheet or just part over the bubbles.  Moving  the paper whilst the bubbles burst is also interesting . ) 
  3.  As the bubbles burst a delicate random  imprint of the bubbles was left on the paper - some  bubbles  burst on the paper . Hopefully the photos above show this and the variation of the imprint . The images are very pale (more pigment can be added if a darker value is required .)
  4.  The paper is left to dry  . The effects vary with the type and quality of the paper. . Here I used a smooth good quality printing paper which worked well I also used a fine cardboard with a smooth surface that made very fine prints .( I'm looking for an economical solution to work with children . It would be interesting to hear from anybody who has tried a variety of papers.)
  5. Beautiful effects can be achieved repeating the process with the superimposition of the bubble patterns.


©  JANE MINTER 2014
"watercolour + washing up liquid"
WIP AND TEXTURAL SWATCH 
superimpostion of bubbles on paper 
PRINTING  paper 


  1.  Above I placed the residue of the bubble mix  (watercolour + washing up liquid and water ) onto a few of the swatches I made above. The organic patterns are fascinating . You can charge the bubbles with other colours and bubbles whilst the bubbles are drying on the paper . An alternative which kids love is to  blow the bubble mixture with colour onto paper and watch the bubbles burst on the paper.

more bubbles! ...exploring a few different techniques and applications to create textures with bubbles and watercolour  .