currently starting new work for an exhibition at roma regional gallery in february 2015
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
don’t push my buttons – came through the bisque but I was really unhappy with the result – I added more stain, more engobe and some very watery underglaze colours – put it back in the kiln and crossed my fingers. (maybe I prayed to the kiln god as well!)
terracotta and white clays, stains , engobe and underglaze approx. 40 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm.
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.
I haven’t uploaded anything for a few days. The weather has been wild and chaotic but I have been in the studio despite the heat and humidity. This huge sheet of white paper has been hanging on the studio wall for several weeks – untouched – finding the courage to begin is sometimes very difficult – progress only seems to happen when you can overcome the fear.