New scratchboard work for my exhibition next year.
Taught my first workshop in scratchboard for charity. All participants enjoyed the medium so much that they just wanted to keep going. Very satisfying outcome for me.
Gippsland Contemporary Art Group exhibition opening this Saturday.
The art group I am in has created some unique portraits of inspiring local people by dividing up the image and then each artist painted his/her portion in their own style. The pieces are then put back together. Each time we have done one we are always amazed at the end result.
Details at the Yinnar ARC Gallery website (www.arcyinnar.org.au)
Short listed for Doug Moran Portrait Prize.
So excited that my scratchboard portrait of Dr. Tony Hanning has been short listed, now I have to wait until July 2nd to see if I make the finalist list.
Had a really satisfying moment art wise yesterday, I delivered a commissioned piece (Q series style) to the clients house. It was very gratifying to be there when the whole family was introduced to the finished piece. The unexpected best part for me was that I now know where my painting will sit. Sounds strange, but often I really miss the paintings when they are sold. I guess this comes down to the artist putting parts of their soul into their work.
My fun with a Van Eyck
I had so much fun creating this piece, I realize it could be seen as kitsch, but sometimes you need to smile at stuff.
It is now residing happily at Raeshaws at Fulham along with three other pieces ( for sale of course). Its a beautiful restaurant that follows the slow food movement from paddock to table. It is a family run establishment and has a great feel to it. www.raeshawsatfulham.com.au
A purfect moment
A picture that made me happy to create.
A very productive week. I have a piece in the “She Who Can” art prize at the Walker St Gallery, Dandenong, working on my fourth piece to add to the “Q Series” for the walls of a local restaurant, my Archibald entry of Mary-Anne Fahey is now in Sydney, ready for judging and hopefully inclusion in the prize and lastly celebrating the successful first exhibition of the Gippsland Contemporary Art Group of which I am a member. Am wondering what I ever did prior to taking up art 6 years ago.
I will post the new pieces when I finish this last one.
My 2012 Archibald Prize entry
Mary-Anne Fahey (aka Kylie Mole)
On the look out for my next scratchboard piece. I really miss this medium when I havent got one on the go. Have finished my next Archibald entry of Mary-Anne Fahey and will post pic when she has seen it.
Meanwhile am still painting pieces of light hearted stuff in my other persona of cafe artist so I can change over works currently held in a local cafe. Yes, I know this is shamefully commercial, but I need to lighten up occasionally or the black dog of depression scratches at my door.
I have sat in this cafe incognito and have seen and heard people appreciate the art just for what it is. And that is so much better than all the Prozac in the world and the income pays for the materials so I can do my more serious stuff.