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

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

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

life drawing 28 march

some lovely things happening yesterday at life drawing – a terrific model (one of my favourites) and I was enjoying myself – what more can one ask for?

pastel on paper A2life_drawing28march2

 

charcoal on paper A1

life_drawing28march1

 

sketchbook entry A4  biro

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make over

My favourite pastime at the moment appears to be ‘make over’.  I have been working over St. Sebastion’s Wife for a few days now and finally I think the work maybe finished. I have posted the original and the ‘make over’.The new piece has several gel medium prints on silk from photos of my caryatids.

the make over

st. sebastion's wife  150 x 90
st. sebastion’s wife 150 x 90

 

re-working?

caryatid_drawing2I have spent the day re-working this drawing and bringing some of the imagery from the background into the foreground and vice versa – might need to be sleeping on this a bit longer.  It is a large drawing 180 cm tall x 80 cm wide.

 

exhibition brochure to the printers

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I took my exhibition brochure to the printers last week but  when they did a trial print the blacks were all different colours – I have spent some time trying to amend the problem between a number of different software packages – finally (many hours later and much cursing) the problem is all but fixed and we are going to print.  Not much left to do now – yesterday I also picked up all the drawings from framers – looking good!  The brochure is A4 (landscape) and folds down the middle.

brochure_cover