Anne Melville-Blackburn, Artist

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New Work From SAIC Painterly Monotype Class

The following images reflect some new work created during a three-week intensive this month at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. I may add more to this post as I sift through the work, alter some of it and consider what was successful but wanted to add some items right away that I enjoyed creating and feel are successful.

The following images are watercolor monotypes created with various watercolor tools. One image has its second layer reversed, creating an interesting shadowy effect.

Sunflower watercolor monotype.

Watercolor monotype on paper. 24″ x 24″ ©2017 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

Sunflower Monotype

Watercolor monotype on paper. 24″ x 24″ ©2017 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

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Chronographic Mural Series

The following series of images is based on the passage of time and on movement. Various materials were used to convey motion in progress and yet capture in a slight freeze-frame fashion each component of the movement.

Turns Into A Saut De Chat

Turns Into A Saut De Chat

Charcoal, Soft Pastel and Gouache on Canvas. 7’x10′. ©2017 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

This is the study of the series of movements for Turns Into A Saut De Chat.

Study for Turns Into A Jeté

Study for Turns Into A Saut De Chat. Charcoal and Pastel on craft paper. Approx. 7’x10′. ©2016 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

Fugata 1

This ink and pastel wash sequence comes from a work entitled Fugata, choreographed by Hope Meredith Miller, in which I also performed with the dancers featured here. I was offstage during this section of the piece.

Chromographic dance sequence.

Fugata 1. Ink and soft pastel wash on paper. 5’x6′. ©2016 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

Aerial Silks

The following is a series of ink murals based on an aerial silks dancer.

Chronographic sequence of an aerial silks dancer.

Chronographic sequence of an aerial silks dancer. Ink on paper. 42″x50″. ©2016 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

Chronographic sequence of an aerial silks dancer.

Chronographic sequence of an aerial silks dancer.Ink on paper. 42″x60″. ©2016 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Dance Series

OiseauxParadisSophieSenia

Oiseaux Paradis: Waiting in the Wings. © 2015 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

The following images that I created are the beginnings of a series of dance images dedicated to honoring my colleagues, friends and the dance company directed by Hope Meredith Miller, millermuller ballet[sic], to which I have dedicated years of my time in rehearsals, training and performance.

Oiseaux Paradis: Waiting in the Wings is the first image in a series of dances photographed and then rendered in soft pastel from the performance of Oiseaux Paradis in May of 2015 by millermuller ballet. The ballet is about birds of paradise showing off their many colors and behavior.

Study for Oiseaux Paradis: Waiting in the Wings

Study for Oiseaux Paradis: Waiting in the Wings. ©2015 Anne Melville-Blackburn. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

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Objects of Color

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