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Jennie De Groot
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Evidence of yellow
When I was young, my father fell very ill. So ill, he turned yellow. Jaundiced, is the medical term. HE was yellow, his skin was sallow and the white of his eyes, the most telling evidence of this change, were a very unwell yellow. He lay recovering in bed ...

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Yellow is one of those weird colours on my palette. I consistently use it IN a mix and rarely on it's own. Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium yellow Medium Indian Yellow Yellow Ochre I don't like Naples yellow. That might change when I find an application for it....

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How I almost qualified for a Darwin Award
Let me tell you a tale of stupidity…my own. Last night, on ,my way to bed( I seem to be the first into bed these days) I passed Julius playing on the swissball in the corridor. “Watch me, watch me he pleaded. Good parents should watch their children, so I d...

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Scale is everything
I went to visit Gibbs farm last thursday. Gibbs Farm is not a farm. Not really. It is a world class outdoor sculpture  gallery on the Kaipara harbour, just north of Auckland. It opens only a few times a year , often as a fundraiser , so I jumped at the oppo...

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Nudes and news
"something old something new something borrowed something blue" Traditionally used at a wedding (when dressing a bride), this little ditty held true for my visit to the latest exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery, The body laid bare : Masterpieces from th...

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The social pages
When I grew up, the newspapers generally supported an arts supplement that would frequently feature gallery and exhibition openings. Photos of well coiffed and suitably bejewelled patrons, flute of champagne or cigarette in one hand ,would sit cheek by jowl...

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Colour and cookies
The colour workshop was good and bad, depending on who you spoke to and when! Who knew that talking so much was exhausting and left one's throat  parched  .Also, who knew I was that excited about colour!! I saw the fear in their eyes as I started my spiel a...

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Colour workshop or How not to mix MUD
Colour workshop for Oils and Acrylics A one day weekend workshop Jennie De Groot and Pieter Swanepoel 5 March (Sunday) 10 -3 pm Waikato Society of Arts Victoria Street Hamilton Workshop includes: • Introduction to colour theory • Explanation of colour tempe...

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