out on a limb

I must admit I had been feeling a little  raw and exposed – out on a limb – but fantastic news this afternoon I have sold a substantial number of works from my show – sheer bliss – the feeling is fantastic.  I had purchased a swag of new paper on thursday and had been thinking maybe I was being a bit extravagant but all good now.  Here is another drawing from life drawing on thursday that I have coloured up a bit with watercolour pencils. A4 strathmore with  biro and watercolour pencils. out-on-a-limb

life drawing april 18

I love drawing with a biro and sometimes I pull them at life drawing sessions here is one image from thursday I did some others but I want to add a bit of colour to them first – this is an A4 strathmore visual journal 20 min pose.

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work in progress

A couple of weeks ago I posted a sketch book entry ‘waiting for David’  I have started work on the individual pieces below.waiting_for_david_inprogress

Another trip to Noosa Gallery today to meet the press – a television programme called ‘the great south-east’ was doing an article on the gallery and they were kind enough to invite me along – as my work is currently in the gallery – programme airs in June.  Maybe my stars are beginning to line up 🙂

reposting the sketchbook entry belowwaiting-room

installation – drawer(n) from life vimeo file

We are all done and dusted –  monday morning saw us delivering the work to Noosa Regional Gallery.  If I thought my task of getting everything there safely was an ordeal – the gallery staff were exhibiting a well oiled machine.  In two days they de-installed two huge exhibitions and installed four new shows.  A huge thank-you to their professionalism and capability and curatorial prowess in making my small contribution a pleasure to view.

I am attempting to upload a video of the installation via vimeo  – the link below is to a vimeo file

installation – drawer(n) from life

Opening night and artist talk have all gone off without a hitch – now I clean the house!!!

last caryatids – finished

I have waxed and polished the drawers and glued the girls in place (I envisage at night they poke their heads out  and have a chin wag) now all I have to do is pack the whole lot up for delivery monday.  Here are some pics of the final two.

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The above caryatid is suspended inside the drawer.  Part of her head and body is covered in scrim and then waxed.

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waiting for david_ sketchbook entry

Yesterday I was lucky enough to sit uninterrupted for a couple of hours waiting for David who was having a MRI (nothing life threatening – I hope). I started reading then pulled out my sketchbook. These could be some new caryatids developing – I need to get some new sculptures finished in the next few weeks for another adventure – hopefully I will have more to report on this front in the coming months.  biro in A5 sketchbookwaiting-room