do you really want to play house?

This is the third large drawing in the series for Roma Regional Gallery – I have many progress shots which I may post later – image below a composite of the three drawings together.

doyoureallywannaplayhouse_2 drawnx3

 

Size is approx. 150 cm x 100 cm charcoal, gesso, acrylic

torn between

I haven’t been very good at keeping up-to-date on my blog but i have been plugging away in the studio.  Over the next few days I will post some of the results below are two figures ready for the Roma regional Gallery exhibition.

Untitled-1 Untitled-2 Untitled-3 Untitled-4

hand built  terracotta, engobe, underglaze, stains 70 cm x 40cm x 30 cm

2nd drawing in progress

I thought I had three images to upload of this drawing in three different stages but I could only find the first and third this morning – obviously in haste I have closed photoshop before saving the image 😦

Never mind below are two stages of the drawing (still in progress) charcoal, white and black gesso and mono print

 

 

progress#2_3take

 

progress#2_firsttake

in progress – first stage

Currently working towards completing a series of large drawings to be exhibited with sculptures at
Roma Regional Gallery.  Having cleared a little space in the studio by packing up the sculptures going to 
Gold Coast International Ceramic Award I could hang the first piece of paper to be worked on.

drawn23_8

Size approx.  1.5 metres h x 1.2 metres w – stage one charcoal, gesso, watercolour and china graph 

What I really want to do is get a few of these up on the wall before attempting to finish – so that they are all playing into each other.

sketchbook project

I have been invited to participate in the ‘sketchbook project’ with 20 artists in Australia – the books will be exhibited at Charles Sturt University Gallery in Sept/Oct before being sent off to join the official sketchbook project touring exhibition  in Brooklyn.  This is an exciting adventure to be part of with more than 30,000 sketchbooks  collected and toured since the project began.

the books are slightly smaller than A5 – these drawings all began life in my weekly life drawing sessions and apologies for the slight moire, blurriness on some pages this is the scanner and not wanting to flatten book too much.

 

sketchbook-1

sketchbook-2 sketchbook-3 sketchbook-4 sketchbook-5 sketchbook-6 sketchbook-7 sketchbook-8 sketchbook-8b sketchbook-9 sketchbook-11 sketchbook-12 sketchbook-13

sketchbook 15a sketchbook-11a

 

 

sketchbook-14 sketchbook-16

sketchbook_17new

 

youspeak/ilisten(sometimes)

when this vessel went into the fire I was less than happy with the form – but now that she has been spruced up a bit – a brightening with some acrylic paint, some papermache added to her headpiece and the final sealing of sections with encaustic … she started to speak to me youspeak/ilisten(sometimes) youspeak_ilisten2 youspeak_ilisten4 handbuilt terracotta – slip, underglaze, stained, acrylic, papermache and encustic

50 x 30 x30 cm

embroidered dreams/manufactured realities

Had a pretty good week this week – some of the work fired will be useable for exhibiting next year (that is a plus) a kiln full of rubbish might be a bit disheartening;  and I managed to complete several pages in a small sketchbook for the ‘the sketchbook project’ that will be exhibited here in australia before heading off overseas to join the touring group.

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embroidereddreams_manufacturedrealities01_veronica_cay-

embroidereddreams_manufacturedrealities02_veronica_cay

 

The other good news is that I have had my ‘chameleon recruits’ selected for the gold coast international ceramic award in september – this is fantastic !!!

ifonly

currently starting new work for an exhibition at roma regional gallery in february 2015

ifonly is the first completed piece – hand built terracotta, slip, underglaze, stain encaustic (wax) finish approx. 50xm x 30 cm x 30 cmifonly_side ifonly_side2 ifonly_whole ifonly