Nude

This Nude I did in May last year, as part of TAFE. I’ve heard this method described as ‘Javanese Painterly Method’.

Whatever it’s called, it was introduced to me by Anita Laurence. It involves carving simple lines into board (such as MDF), then painting onto the board with Acrylics (for the fast drying time), and then hand burnishing the paper on the board to pick up the print. So it’s a painterly printmaking method.

reclining nude
Reclining Nude - Emma Jones 2010

Polyphony

"Polyphony" - Acrylic on Canvas 2009
"Polyphony" - Acrylic on Canvas 2009

My second entry in the Linden Postcard prize. Inspired by native grasses in the Warby Ranges. I was fascinated by the patterns created by layers of different grasses, they remind me of listening to polyphonic compositions at jazz school – layers of rhythmic sound patterns overlaying and gradually changing.

Native grasses in the Warby Ranges
Native grasses in the Warby Ranges