Trying out new media on thursday – indian ink with bamboo pen 3 x 15 min sketches on A2 cartridge
I have been really struggling with this drawing for the last few days – trying to dream a resolution.
And like many of my drawings it began in a completely different place – and has undergone lots of transitions.
As a mother of twins the toll on the body is immense – living change. It is finally close to being finished (I think).
A good friend suggested this title for another piece – but for me it could be the title for a whole new series.
This drawing has just been completed and I have several large head sculptures ready to go into the fire
(pics will be posted soon). sweet siren song is mixed media on arches hot press 320lb. 120 x 100 cm
watercolour, gesso, acylic, conte, pastel and charcoal.
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.
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 🙂
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
Opening night and artist talk have all gone off without a hitch – now I clean the house!!!
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 sketchbook