Megan Chambers Art Sunset Just like my previous post, for this work I started following instructions for an exercise in the book Painting abstracts: ideas, projects and techniques by Rolina van Vliet. But it wasn’t working out (looked terrible actually) so I did what I could to make it work. Mr Google helped me figure out how to paint the birds flying in the background and my intuition did the rest.

Megan Chambers Art, Sunset (May – Acrylic and oil pastel on watercolour paper, x

Starburst, Megan Chambers Art, www.meganchambers.org

Starburst, Megan Chambers Art, www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers Art The river flows on Apr2015 For this work I started following instructions for an exercise in the book Painting abstracts: ideas, projects and techniques by Rolina van Vliet. It just wasn’t working out so I wondered how I could ‘fix’ it. The idea came to me to paint the black sections (actually Payne’s grey) then fill in the shapes in the black sections which came to look like rocks to me. Once I could ‘see’ rocks on a riverbank I continued on with the rest of the painting.

Megan Chambers Art The river flows on Apr2015 For this work I started following instructions for an exercise in the book Painting abstracts: ideas, projects and techniques by Rolina van Vliet. It just wasn’t working out so I wondered how I could ‘fix’ it. The idea came to me to paint the black sections (actually Payne’s grey) then fill in the shapes in the black sections which came to look like rocks to me. Once I could ‘see’ rocks on a riverbank I continued on with the rest of the painting.

Home (July 2015) – Acrylic and pen on watercolour paper, 28.0 x 21.0cm This creation is based on pictures of beautiful living spaces I’ve collected over the years from home and garden magazines and Pinterest. I picked a number of design elements I liked and added some creative licence

Acrylic and pen on watercolour paper, x This creation is based on pictures of beautiful living spaces I've collected over the years.

Mythic sunrise, Megan Chambers Art, www.meganchambers.org

Mythic sunrise, Megan Chambers Art, www.meganchambers.org

Bathurst bird Megan Chambers Art Jul2015 Bathurst Bird (July 2015) – Acrylic, modelling paste, hession, carpenters tape, tissue paper and corrugated cardboard on canvas board, 30.5 x 30.5cm This winter I took part in a week of art workshops at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I studied mixed media with Mitzi Verdill, a talented artist (and walking art encyclopedia) teaching in the Sydney area. My Bathurst Bird is one of the paintings I produced over the week.

Bathurst bird Megan Chambers Art Jul2015 Bathurst Bird (July 2015) – Acrylic, modelling paste, hession, carpenters tape, tissue paper and corrugated cardboard on canvas board, 30.5 x 30.5cm This winter I took part in a week of art workshops at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I studied mixed media with Mitzi Verdill, a talented artist (and walking art encyclopedia) teaching in the Sydney area. My Bathurst Bird is one of the paintings I produced over the week.

Megan Chambers Art. This is a bass guitar Rick and I painted as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix's iconic Fender Stratocaster which he painted himself then played and sacrificially burned on stage during the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival in California. Whilst there are numerous copies painted on guitars we don't know of any other bass that's been painted like this.

Megan Chambers Art. This is a bass guitar Rick and I painted as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix's iconic Fender Stratocaster which he painted himself then played and sacrificially burned on stage during the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival in California. Whilst there are numerous copies painted on guitars we don't know of any other bass that's been painted like this.

Megan Chambers Art, Japanese abstract (May 2015) – Acrylic, gesso and pen on watercolour paper, 28.0 x 17.0cm  This work started out as a few lines on a page. I was trying to create a composition for an unstructured abstract work, however, it turned out to be way more contained than I expected.

Japanese abstract (May – Acrylic, gesso and pen on watercolour paper, x Megan Chamberst Art

Megan Chambers Autumn (2014) acrylic on paper, 27 cm x 35.5 cm. I’ve only recently recognised the power of bringing lessons from the arts and humanities into the business world even though I’ve been doing it unconsciously for years. If there’s something creative you’ve always wanted to do, just start it – there’s more power in it than you may realise.

I’ve only recently recognised the power of bringing lessons from the arts and humanities into the business world even though I’ve been doing it unconsciously for years.

Megan Chambers White in a black land (August 2014), acrylic on paper, 27 cm x 35.5 cm. Read more about this artwork on my blog - www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers White in a black land (August 2014), acrylic on paper, 27 cm x 35.5 cm. Read more about this artwork on my blog - www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers Lace Art (October 2014) – Acrylic on lace, 32 cm x 48 cm. Read more about this artwork on my blog - www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers Lace Art (October 2014) – Acrylic on lace, 32 cm x 48 cm. Read more about this artwork on my blog - www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers Family (31 December 2014) – Acrylic on watercolour paper, 29.8 cm x 40.8 cm. This work evolved seemingly out of nothingness. When facing a blank page I could see in my mind’s eye a wavy line. After I drew the line I ‘saw’ other lines so I drew those. Then the idea emerged and I followed where it took me. (The Monty Python and Simpsons undertones were not deliberate!)

Megan Chambers Family (31 December 2014) – Acrylic on watercolour paper, 29.8 cm x 40.8 cm. This work evolved seemingly out of nothingness. When facing a blank page I could see in my mind’s eye a wavy line. After I drew the line I ‘saw’ other lines so I drew those. Then the idea emerged and I followed where it took me. (The Monty Python and Simpsons undertones were not deliberate!)

Megan Chambers After the bushfire (January 2015) – Acrylic and pen on watercolour paper, 29.8 cm x 40.8 cm. Read more about this artwork on my blog - www.meganchambers.org

Megan Chambers Art: This artwork emerged intuitively.

Megan Chambers Art, Black and White Abstract Vliet No. 9 (May 2015) – Acrylic on watercolour paper, 28.0 x 21.0cm This was created from instructional exercise no. 9 in the book Painting abstracts: ideas, projects and techniques by Rolina Van Vliet. It’s amazing how only two colours (white and Payne’s Grey) can look so effective.

Megan Chambers Art, Black and White Abstract Vliet No. 9 (May 2015) – Acrylic on watercolour paper, 28.0 x 21.0cm This was created from instructional exercise no. 9 in the book Painting abstracts: ideas, projects and techniques by Rolina Van Vliet. It’s amazing how only two colours (white and Payne’s Grey) can look so effective.

Megan Chambers 'Garden of Life' (February 2015) – Pen and pencil on cartridge paper, 21.0 x 29.7cm The idea for this work came from playing with patterns from the book ‘The art of zentangle’ by Margaret Bremner and Norma J. Burnell. Zentangle uses “structured and coordinated patterns as a means of creating beautiful and interesting pieces of art.” The inner section is a regular mandala and the ‘plants’ around the outside are created using zentangle patterns found in the book

Megan Chambers Art, Garden of Life (February – Pen and pencil on cartridge paper, x

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