Wednesday, December 02, 2015

A Change is as Good as a Holiday

October was a long month for me, so in direct contrast, November whizzed by and is now gone!

I also feel like I finally succumbed to the post exhibition fugue that Ive been avoiding for sometime. But its been recuperative of sorts, the unfinished paintings and prints have been waiting patiently for me as I played with clay, gardened and started to clean out several years worth of household detritus.

 Here is a glimpse into a fab weekend I had at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop. - Clay sculpture with esteemed artist Alan Somerville.

We started with coil rolling in order to build up a structure that could be manipulated into our desired piece. There were a couple of Jack Russell terriers, naked torsos, the head of a bull, an eagle, a scottie dog - a wonderful eclectic mix .

I decided to embark upon a childlike statue that embodied an emotion like joy or bliss, you know, that thing you feel as you put your hand on your chest and sigh-smile to yourself.

I really enjoy clay sculpture - yet another artform that I wish to pursue, but one has to be wise....I suppose.....but I do have nearly a full bag of clay left....


 I avidly checked out Facebook last weekend looking for glimpses of an exhibition that I was not able to attend, it being in Rome Italy.

 I sent 3 paintings over for "The Kangaroos Visit" at the Palazzo Velli Expo. Looks like a great show, and I am very thankful for the organisers whose vision and hard work caused it to happen.

The 3 unframed paintings having a great time without me in Rome.

Portrait Day at the workshop last week with the lovely Kate. I am planning to work on the portrait some more (acrylic) in the future.

Visited an exhibition at Purple Noon Gallery  "Tjirntu tjarrpanguru tjirntu pakalakuta: from sunset to sunrise (from us to you)'. A collection of contemporary pieces from the art community of Papulankutja in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in WA. I got carried away with the glorious colour and design and I treated myself to a small piece (pictured to the left of me).
Here I am with fellow artist Judy Brownlie.

 This weekend the Ferry Artists Gallery opens with it's Christmas Exhibition. All visitors at the opening will receive 10% off all purchases on the night.

 There is also an exhibition opening at the Royal Art Society " Deck The Walls" at Lavender Bay, opening on the Friday.

So December is now upon us, and I hope it brings everything wonderful to end your year well. I for one, look forward to finishing some paintings before I feel compelled to put up a Christmas Tree!

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