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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.
Size is approx. 150 cm x 100 cm charcoal, gesso, acrylic
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.
hand built terracotta, engobe, underglaze, stains 70 cm x 40cm x 30 cm
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
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.
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 !!!
the final five chameleonrecruits are finished – all hand-built terracotta, slip, underglaze, stained and waxed – with some applied mixed media elements – size variable 30 – 70 cm in height.
Moreton Bay Art Prize is one of the few major art prizes in south-east Queensland region – so it is always nice to be included in the final jury selection. This year I only entered the 3D section with dontpushmybuttons – even the good get weary 40 x 30 x 30 cm terracotta, engobe, underglaze and stains
for the first time in several months I am getting an opportunity to just play in the studio – my next planned exhibition isn’t until the end of 2015 – and although there are some other plans underway – the pressure is off and the there is time to just explore some different aspects of clay and finishes.
burdenwithcare – handbuilt ceramic vessel, engobe, terrasigillata, and underglaze – is waiting for its first firing
and a previous post on ‘tellingmystory‘ whilst waiting for a firing has undergone significant change. I am looking forward to seeing the alchemy.
fly-in fly-out – a very busy 24 hours but what a great night. I met up with the owners of tusk gallery Gary and Georgie and their staff Katie and Olivia at the opening. All generous beautiful people doing knock out work – the gallery looked stunning, the opening was in full swing. great music, food and atmosphere. I was very fortunate to sell a good girl scout – neverleaveshomewithoutherhanky and red (one of the original sirens)
Here is a couple of photos of the chameleonrecruits together for the first time – perhaps a little challenging but certainly telling a story ! Many thanks to Gary and Georgie for offering this great opportunity. If you are in Melbourne well worth visiting the gallery there is always great viewing.