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Portraits in watercolour…thanks to Cherry Hood!

It was a great weekend at Cherry Hood’s workshop and I was thrilled to learn a new way of painting portraits, in particular using watercolours.  It was encouraging to be able work in this new way and not have the usual battle of fumes from turps and mediums when working in oils.

These are some images of work from that weekend (portraits of Rose and Agnes) along with a painting post the workshop of Sarah.  Many thanks to Cherry for her hospitality in staying on her farm and for all the wonderful teaching over the weekend.  Very much the inspiration.  And with Winter in full swing, I am very happy to be experimenting with watercolours and enjoying working in a non-toxic environment!

Rose, watercolour on paper, 77cm x 58cm

Rose, watercolour on paper, 77cm x 58cm

Agnes, watercolour on paper, 77cm x 58cm

Agnes, watercolour on paper, 77cm x 58cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah, watercolour on paper, 77 cm x 58 cm

Sarah, watercolour on paper, 77 cm x 58 cm

Cherry demonstrating at the workshop

Cherry demonstrating at the workshop

 

“For the love of Italy” Exhibition…special Italian theme dinner at Yuga Cafe & Gallery

Italian theme dinner "For the love of Italy" at Yuga Cafe & GalleryLove Italian food?  Yuga Café & Gallery are holding a special Italian theme dinner in conjunction with our “For the love of Italy” Exhibition, on Friday 17 May.  Exhibition closes 18 May.  Attached are the details.  Ring Ben or Setsuko at Yuga on 9692 8604 to make a reservation.

Come along and enjoy the food, the wine and the art!  Should be a great night and I understand there may be an Opera singer as well!  Look forward to seeing you there…Marion

Opening night…”For the love of Italy” Exhibition at Yuga Cafe & Gallery, Glebe

The following are some of the images taken from a great Opening night “For the Love of Italy” Exhibition at Yuga Café & Gallery, Glebe.

Thanks to our hosts, Ben and Setsuko from Yuga for providing such a beautiful venue and atmosphere for our Exhibition.

1.  Some of the beautiful flowers provided by Setsuko for the evening.  Yuga also includes a floristry!

2.  With fellow artist and friend, Masako Gordon, and Luca de Leonardis, Business Development Manager, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

3.  Some of the guests at our opening night.

4.  As a member of the Mosman Art Society, with fellow artist, friend and Treasurer of the Mosman Art Society, Max Coleman.

Exhibition runs until 18 May at Yuga, 172 St Johns Road, Glebe.  Hope you can make it along!

Flowers opening night "For the love of Italy" Exhibition at Yuga Cafe and Gallery, Glebe  With Masako Gordon, fellow artist, and Luca de Leonardis from Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opening night "For the love of Italy" Exhibition

Guests at opening of "For the love of Italy" Exhibition at Yuga Cafe & Gallery, Glebe  With Max Coleman from the Mosman Art Society at opening of "For the love of Italy" Exhibition

 

Portraits of Italy…from a happy client

Paintings from La Serenissima exhibition in client homeAn image from a happy client of her new paintings in her home…these were some of the “portraits of Italy” from my recent “La Serenissima” Exhibition at Mamma Mia India, North Bondi.

To see more of these works that are still available, visit the “For the love of Italy” Exhibition now showing at Yuga Café & Gallery, 172 St Johns Road, Glebe.  Exhibition runs until 18 May.

Opening night tonight…”For the love of Italy” Exhibition at Yuga Cafe & Gallery, Glebe

Yuga Cafe & Gallery, 172 St Johns Road, GlebeYou’re invited!  Opening night tonight of our “For the love of Italy” Exhibition at Yuga Café & Gallery at 172 St John’s Road, Glebe from 6pm – 8pm.  Come and join myself and fellow artist, Masako Gordon, to enjoy the opening of our latest exhibition.

"For the love of Italy" Exhibition, some of the paintings...Just some of the paintings that are on view at our Exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there.  Exhibition runs until Saturday, 18 May.

La Serenissima officially opened…Mamma Mia India

La Serenissima Exhibition opening night at Mamma Mia India

La Serenissima opening night at Mamma Mia India

 

Thanks to all those who made it along on Thursday evening for the official opening of “La Serenissima” Exhibition at Mamma Mia India, North Bondi.  It was a great night and a perfect location for my first solo exhibition.  Thanks also for all the well wishes before and after from those unable to make it along.

The exhibition runs until next Sunday 21 April at Mamma Mia India, so pop in and enjoy the atmosphere, the coffee and the artwork!  While there are some red dots up there, there are still a number of beautiful “portraits of Venice” still available…

Opening hours: Mamma Mia India, 38 Wairoa Avenue, North Bondi Tues 8am-5pm, Wed-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-7pm and  Sun 8am-3pm.

Some of the La Serenissima artwork at Mamma Mia India

Some of the La Serenissima artwork at Mamma Mia India

Opening speech for first solo Exhibition, La Serenissima

Opening speech for first solo Exhibition, La Serenissima

 

 

La Serenissima Exhibition opens Tuesday 9 April…finishing touches

Artist, Marion Langford, at work...finishing touches on paintings for La Serenissima Exhibition

Artist, Marion Langford, at work…finishing touches on paintings for La Serenissima Exhibition

You’ve heard of book signings…putting the finishing touches on paintings for La Serenissima exhibition opening this Tuesday, 9 April, at Mamma Mia India.  MMI is a newly opened café/wine bar/emporium at 38 Wairoa Avenue, North Bondi, run by the lovely Judith Maher.

Doors open at 8 am for those of you interested in breakfast and coffee!

Have just got home from hanging the paintings and it’s all coming together now.  Do hope you can pop in and visit.  Will run until 21 April and Opening Night is Thursday, 11 April from 6pm.

Look forward to seeing you there!