Friday, August 31, 2012

September will be ......

Just a quick post I'm afraid. I think they'll all be short until the end of September as things are a bit hectic around here.
If you see me apparently talking to myself at the bus-stop or when I'm wlking around town - that's me practising my song words ready for 'Australian Horizons' a Darwin Chorale concert on 21st and 22nd Sept.

Here's a peek at some more of my little paintings for the minatures show that opens at DVAA on 21st September.

And this is a concertina book in progress, hopefully for the fish exhibition at Tactile Arts at the end of Sept. It's a bit experimental (!!) so who knows if it will be finished in time or 'good enough'. I have another fishwife painting just about done and hope to get some photos of it loaded up for next time.

Have a great weekend - I hear it will be full moon rise and high tide this evening just before 7, must try to drag the kids to the beach for that!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

fish or fishwife?

Just a quick hello!
So I'm supposed to be creating work for an exhibition about fish, but I've got rather sidetracked by the idea of the fishwife...just one painting so far...

...hopefully more to come, inspiration is still thin on the ground!
Hope you've had a good weekend!!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Minatures in progress

The exciting thing is that I'm painting!!
Partly inspired by selling some paintings at a craft fair - that's always encouraging.
Partly inspired by a tv documentary about Margaret Olley (1923-2011) - gorgeous footage of her holding a fistful of worn out brushes in one hand and scrubbing away at her painting with the other. One of the commentators/experts described how she painted with the piece of hardboard propped in her lap, in her lounge room surrounded by the clutter of still life subjects, that it was very domestic like embroidery! That idea of approaching it like embroidery really clicked for me, and makes it easier to get started.

I'm also spurred on by 2 group shows I'm working towards in September. One is of minatures, I've been working on some 4x4 inch canvas boards.

I'm especially pleased with this one.

The other exhibition is on the theme of fish - hopefully I'll have something to show you next week