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I miss painting…

...desperately.
Jennifer Mawby
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Suspension and Disbelief

What if sculpture floated, suspended by helium or between the polarities of rare earth magnets? Did you know you can sew balsa wood together with suture-like stitches? What if I made cyanotpye contact prints as part of my documentation of … Continue reading

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Unfashionable Beauty

The Drawings of the Pre-Raphaelites from my visit to The Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia July 2011) and notes from July 2011 tutorials.

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Masks, Monkeys and Lavender

Working out some ideas in my sketch book relating to masks and puppets for animation or claymation plus a still life with monkeys, and some lavender picked from someone’s front yard in the Drummoyne suburb of Sydney, Australia.

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September Fingernails – It’s Time to Start Making Things Again

Typically I have lousy fingernails. They’re soft, they split and they never have a chance to grow because as an artist (and generally very busy person) I’m constantly using my hands. Fingernail polish is a complete waste of time. I … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Sketch: “Study for Young Girl Rearranging Her Face at Dusk”

Stop motion study/sketch for a longer project where I will experiment with combining photo collage and painting with the photographic stills. The stills were shot in Sydney, Australia in July 2011. The subject matter I’m developing is a kind of … Continue reading

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Transformation: The Rapture Drawings

Above: J. Mawby “Rapture” (2009) 21″ x 14″ Oil Pastel on Foam Board (2009). I am thinking that I will revisit the series of oil pastel painting/drawings that were planned to accompany the image above. I’ve collected and started to … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Sketch: “Sub-Tropical Verdant Landscape”

A third background sketch done from still images taken in Byron Bay, NSW (Australia) in July 2011. The camera was hand-held resulting in the shifting frame. The intent is to experiment with these sketches and backgrounds for additional stop-motion animation … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Sketch: “Yellow Tree in Wind”

Another stop-motion sketch made from photo stills taken at dusk near Belongiel Beach in Byron Bay, NSW (Australia) in July 2011. The camera was hand-held resulting in a shifting frame, and there are approximately 30 video frames in sequence and … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Sketch: “Yellow Tree at Dusk”

I’m experimenting with making a library of stop motion clips to use as backgrounds. The next step is to experiment with matting foreground footage into these clips. This is a yellow tree caught in both a ray of sunshine and … Continue reading

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