Zom Osborne

I dream of a world where humanity again lives as a child of Nature

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Repurposed Game Pieces

Repurposed Game Pieces

Posted by on Apr 3, 2015 in Journal, works In progress | 8 comments

  I have been teaching more than usual in the past few weeks, and I find that it takes my creative energy. This past week I have barely had the energy to go into my studio. My inspiration seems to be the last thing to return. But fortunately I already had started on these small pendants. I have been wanting to make some jewellery for myself, and am...

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From Instagram

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Journal, works In progress | 1 comment

New inspiration from my sketchbook. With the help of the photocopier. #wip #makingart A photo posted by Zom Osborne (@zomosborne) on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:37pm PST I am now in the process of creating a more detailed reference drawing before I begin this...

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Is it a Drawing or a Painting? I Don’t Know Yet.

Is it a Drawing or a Painting? I Don’t Know Yet.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in All My Relations, Journal, Newest Series, works In progress | 2 comments

Here is the initial sketch for what I am working on at the moment. I want to work larger and am trying out different supports. So first I drew out the composition onto some Arches illustration board that I bought as part of this experiment.  It was so large that I had to put the board on the easel so I could stand back to get the proportions correct. After...

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How Long does it Take to Finish a Painting?

How Long does it Take to Finish a Painting?

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Journal, the Daughters of Gaia, works In progress | 4 comments

I work on quite a few paintings and drawings at the same time. It isn’t uncommon for me to set aside pieces for months, not knowing if or when I will pick them up again. I would say 1 in 10 artworks I start are never finished.  Sometimes I need to nut something out in a painting and the painting itself never really gets off the ground. Other times I...

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Experimenting with New Ways of Working

Experimenting with New Ways of Working

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Journal, works In progress |

I want to expand the way that I am working. This involves changing around the studio, as I wrote about in my last post, but it also involves experimenting with new materials and hopefully new sizes. I have a sense of the direction I want to go, but am not sure about how to get there. I want to be able to go a lot bigger, and also do some very small work. I...

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Creating in the Rainforest

Creating in the Rainforest

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Journal, works In progress |

Of course there is another side to living out in the bush. We live with and around many  creatures, which brings me a lot of pleasure. But occasionally it has its hassles. I had gotten a bit further on with this watercolour drawing and was feeling quite happy with how it was going. Because it is stretched on a board I have to set it up against the wall at...

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a New Approach

a New Approach

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Journal, works In progress |

I am experimenting with a new approach in my Protected Habitat series. Previously I have been drawing first on 300 gram Arches watercolour paper, then adding some rather neutral watercolour.  With this new work, which is too large for the A3 paper I was using, I had to stretch a half sheet of 185 gram that I had in my file drawers. It has been years since...

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