Pinhole Baby /Helen Reynolds I love taking pinhole photographs - no lens, only a set of optical aberrations to work with. This is my daughter's old doll - her face and body have been covered with paint and writing over the years.
Ecology of Paint
Ecology of Paint 1.2 Helen Reynolds A series of paintings I am developing - called an Ecology Of Paint. A process of following the unconscious marks made while in the act of painting generates new subjects for further paintings.
Encaustic Test #19
c2013 Helen Reynolds Encaustic Test #19 The encaustic tests are slowly finding their own voice - but I have just broken my finger! Work will be slow for a while.
studio still life #2
Studio Still Life #2 c2013 Helen Reynolds I have been going to a weekly workshop run by the excellent Marcel Baaijens, where artists with and without intellectual disabilities work at their art together. It is a wonderful creative environment (see a video where Marcel discusses the class here). For reasons I am not yet sure about, I am loving painting still lives in the studio there - objects stained with dyes, nearing the end of their temporary lives, set on off-cuts of other people's cast…
c2013 Helen Reynolds i have just started working with encaustics - beeswax mixed with damar resin. what a fascinating medium, there is so much you can do with it. i am working out how to do lots of new things. the soft, skinlike texture and translucency work beautifully in this leaf
Apollo On a quick visit to Auckland I felt very lucky to be there for one of the Auckland Art Galleries Drop-In Drawing sessions. What a great programme! We were drawing in the Temples for the Gods exhibition and this is a sketch of Apollo by William Theed.