Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Latest June

In August this year I celebrate ten years of this blog, which has been visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors. I must admit that of late I have become disinterested in regularly posting, but I suppose that was expected after such a sustained period. I 'm unsure whether I'll continue with it for another ten years or whether to attempt to archive the contents. I'm pleased that so many people have been interested even though the blog site has never been advertised and I'm happy that I've not succumbed to  monetizing it.  I want to do something to celebrate the ten years but have not decided whether if if that might happen. In the meantime I report that I have been drawing furiously, which mostly gives me pleasure. Signing off for now.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

Paintings on wall of Art Cafe, Richmond

These seven acrylic paintings (two on hard board - top left and top right), one oil pastel (bottom left) and pencil drawing (bottom right) are also on the wall at the Art Cafe, 255 Bridge Road, Richmond (Open every day). They are all priced under $300.00. Great thing that is, unlike a gallery showing you do not have to wait to collect the work. You can take it off the wall and taken it home after purchase. Eftpost facilities are available. An artwork that you buy for $300, works out to be only $5.00 a week or a minuscule amount over your lifetime.

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Six (out of nine) paintings (four on left) and framed prismacolor drawings (two on right) (2015-2017) of mine entitled Succulent Forms are now displayed on the wall of the Art Cafe in Bridge Road, Richmond and are for sale - ranging from $100 to $350. If you are in the area drop by and have a look. Many thanks to Michelle (the owner), Ben who installed the works and Catherine for her interest in these and other artworks of mine.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Julie Clarke Drawings January 2019

So far this year I've been making drawings in an attempt to be non-representational. However, thinking about it something is always represented in mark making even if it is only color, style adopted, texture, etc. Here are some of the drawings, which are mostly acrylic paint and pencil on Fabriano paper. Of course, as usual, the colors are not accurate. I've begun another one 56 x 76 cm and will post when it is completed.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

New drawings (end of 2018)

Here are some of the last drawings I did at the end of last year. Not sure how to proceed this year so haven't actually done a drawing yet, but I will. These drawngs followed the drawing and painting that I had in the Camberwell Art trail and they are all A3 sized. Colors are not entirely accurate. All copyright to Julie Joy Clarke (c) 2018.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Happy Holidays

I know I promised to post information about what I've been up to, but to tell it the way it is, I've been rather busy, had some bouts of depression and disappointments and haven't really given a fig about doing the blog, which is in its ten year. I'm not sure whether to keep this public journal alive or just offer it up to be archived.
I had to clear my head from all the drawing I've been doing since February and so I took a train journey to beautiful Kilmore and I thank the half a dozen or so women involved in the Historical Society for giving me such a wonderful greeting when I visited the old Courthouse and the farmer who gave me a lift to the Kilmore East Railway Station when I missed the last bus from Kilmore. Country folk really are lovely and generous.
Last week having had the 'I want to be someone else bug' took the train to Sandringham and then a bus to Black Rock, which is the most picturesque beach I've ever seen. I plan to do more rail journeys over the next few weeks before seriously considering what to do next year.
When I get a chance I'll post the last ten drawings I done.
Until then I'd better say Happy Holidays to all.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Camberwell Art Trail: Julie Clarke Artworks

I have two works in the Camberwell Art Trail, funded by the Camberwell Chamber of Commerce. Artists were asked to respond to the business of the shop window where their work would be placed. I was allocated Our Place Melbourne and since the business involves workshops and conferences I worked with the notion of transformation and called these works Transhuman #1` and #2. For a general overview of transhumanism see the following link:

This morning some of the artists met at Euphoria cafe and were treated to free coffee and cake and then we went off in search of artworks in the shops down Burke Road, Camberwell. There are some lovely works from amateurs and professional artists and you can see them on display for the remainder of the month of November, or you can join the Art Trail at Euphoria cafe this Saturday at 10 am and get a free cup of coffee to sip whilst walking up and down Burke Road. Colin Freckelton the curator and organizer will be playing his Ukulele.

Here's some photographs I took of my two works in situ (my reflection is visible in some of them).

Transhuman #1
Pencil on paper, pinned to canvas at corners.
Julie Clarke (c) 2018
Price: $175.00

Transhuman #2
Acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Julie Clarke (c) 2018
Price: $300