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.
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 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 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.