Tag Archives: salthouse

answers, on a postcard

Wednesday 17 June 2009

painting for salthouse 09 exhibition in Norfolk  - by fine artist Jazz Green
[another saltscape… 09 of 25]

15cm x 15cm, gesso and mixed media on wood panel, for the contemporary art exhibition salthouse 09 in salthouse church, north norfolk…

painting and haiku poem
[detail of saltscape IX; showing textures]

and yet another haiku style poem…

abraded, by seawater and salt
coarse skin, furrowed then frowned
at a more polished reflection...

as well as the exhibition salthouse 09, i am also participating in HWAT… there is a taster exhibition (opens on 20 June 2009) to coincide with the Art Trail which runs over three weekends from 27 June to 12 July 2009, … this large fiery red painting rost is in the preview exhibition…

red abstract textured painting by Jazz Green - rost
[a small detail of edgescape : rost; mixed media on canvas, 95cm x 95
cm]

small collages

a few of the postcard-sized collage works i’ve also made for the HWAT taster exhibition… mixed media collage on paper..

catch 22 [a new painting]

Monday 15 June 2009

painting for salthouse 09 exhibition in Norfolk  - by fine artist Jazz Green
[another saltscape… #22 of 25]

15cm x 15cm, gesso and mixed media on wood panel, for the exhibition salthouse 09

using a flash has brought out unexpected textures, ones that i had not noticed before..

saltscape 22 - for the exhibition salthouse 2009

[another shot…]

textures in painting and haiku poem
[detail; showing textures]…

and a haiku poem…

stepping on stones, skipping
the sedimental slabs, water blackened
striated, to the shore..
.

i have been tempted to edit my experimental haikus, change words, but perhaps they should stay as intended… spontaneous responses, of the moment… just words, caught in the net…

small framed abstract stripes paintings

and lastly, some small paintings on paper, now box framed, for HWAT

between two rocks

Thursday 11 June 2009

haiku poem - painting for salthouse 09 exhibition in Norfolk  - by fine artist Jazz Green
[another saltscape]

15cm x 15cm, one of 25 works on wood panel for the exhibition salthouse 09…  and a small haiku-style poem.

a rockscape moulded
vestigal traces
marks the slippery way out…

small painting for salthouse art exhibition 2009  - by artist Jazz Green
[saltscape: detail, showing textures]

having had a few days away from this artwork, i finally decided this evening that the ‘vertical’ has it… as twenty five paintings they could, if hung in a line or in small groupings, be enough work for one exhibition, but as i have to work within a very small space the tight grid arrangement remains…

paintings for salthouse art exhibition

a couple of weeks back, when going around a student exhibition, i was reminded of an exhibition i had way back, a small solo show in an artsy café, entitled stuck between a rock and a hard place, because there was a work in the student show with the same title.

my exhibition (in 2001) consisted of small collages and paintings on wood. i realised then that this small body of work from 1999 to 2001 was neither resolved nor cohesive… it was a transitional time, signalling a move away from the clutter of collage to the flat planes of painting, but at that point i wasn’t really sure what direction to take my painting; it was too simplified, too flat, too empty.

i’ve also become a bit stuck with saltscapes too, indecisive over the simplest of things; should they be viewed as glimpses of landscapes, or not? as grid components they seem to fit together better as verticals – vestigial traces of walls, caverns, exposed rocks, silt beds, tidelines, and timelines…

anyhow, it’s done now, and it’s time to fix them to the backing panel…

new paintings

and finally, some new works in progress (sans salt)… because it’s not always what you’ve done or where you’ve been, but where you’re headed, hard place or not…