Sunday, May 25, 2014

Artists Week ending 25 May 2014

As I am typing this on the Monday 26th, and have a HUGE week ahead, Im thinking "what a quiet relaxing week that was" ...

Went to Hunters Hill with my mum to collect unsold paintings from the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. A very nice lunch at the local restaurant and a delightful visit to the little gallery there. Met a new artist Kerri Kerley whose works were emotive portrayals of indigenous children in watercolour &; mixed media. Click on her name to visit her website.

Thursday had exhausting fun creating drypoints and clay work with a couple of disability classes, as well as delivering to Macquarie Towns Arts Society for their Autumn Exhibition.

"Postcard from the Gold Coast"
The opening was on Friday night, which was well attended. I also had the pleasure of picking up a couple of "Highly Commendeds" for a small magpie wood engraving and one of my "postcard paintings".

I spent Saturday morning with the MTAS display, talking to visitors about the work, and happily assisting them with their purchases. I also met with a new friend who had organised to pick up a couple of my paintings there from a previous sale earlier in the week.

Saturday night opened a small soiree at the Ferry Artists Gallery. More talking and smiling, and I felt wonderfully energised (considering how tired I felt just before I got there).

Other art related visits that week included a trip to The Art Scene to order some framing and a visit to Purple Noon Gallery to discuss my impending exhibition opening 7th June.

Saw a movie "Chef" which was a lovely light movie with interesting use of social media in the plot and AMAZING food. "Food Porn" I think that might be termed. Anyway, my daughter and I were starving hungy afterwards and in the absence of Cuban streetfood, we had to make do with Italian instead.

Finished two more paintings for the Exhibition. I think I should just concentrate on the big one thats on the easel for this last week of preparation. We shall see ....

"Cowra Japanese Garden" 92x92cm

"Territory" 76x76cm

Coming up:

Painting Demonstration at Bankstown Art Society Friday 30 May. All welcome.

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