Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Artists' Diary Week 28

A very exciting week for me indeed.

Began with delivering works for myself and another artist to Blackheath.
Continued on with my framing in readiness for my open studio weekend only to find I cut a whole bunch of full sheet mats too small! Not quite sure just what I was thinking that day.

Delivered paintings to my courier to go to Nundle.

Thursday I headed for the beautiful Kanimbla Valley for a workshop with the extraordinary artist Warwick Fuller. Stopped on the way to paint and was joined by another artist which is always fun.

The weekend was just amazing, great location, food, discussion and exemplary tuition.
Warwick is a wonderful tutor with a great store of knowledge, is generous with his time and makes everyone feel very comfortable regardless of their skill level.

Some of the wonderful vistas and Warwick doing a demonstration painting.

My efforts from the weekend.

On Thursday evening I received a call from Warragul Rotary to say I had won the Best in Show with my painting 'Perched', was pretty chuffed!

After a very full weekend I returned home to see my brother from Canada who is visiting for my fathers' 91st birthday!

Time to recut my mats and continue sorting the studio!
Happy painting!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Artists' Diary Week 27

Deliveries, collections and a couple of sales!

Spent a full day gessoing boards for an upcoming workshop with the master painter Warwick Fuller. I am so excited to be able to spend a few days in the Kanimbla Valley absorbing all I can. 
 The production line.

Organised the hanging for our local spring art exhibition and as always there were some lovely works on view! Sales as well which is always heartening for the exhibiting artists.

Photos courtesy of Sheila Sharp

Continued on with my framing, had 26 to do!
Just a small pile of finished work to frame.
16 now matted and mounted, getting there!

Taught my Friday class and am very impressed with the work my students are producing.

One of my students' incomplete works. Trish has only been painting with me for a year and is doing really well.

Delivered paintings for myself and two other artists to the Fairfield Art Show.

This week I will have work at Blackheath, Fairfield and Ryde.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Artists' Diary Week 26

A workshop, another opening and another award.

Monday was a watercolour workshop day for Bankstown Art Society. A very enthusiastic group who were pushed way out of their comfort zone and produced some very pleasing work.

A few of the students works

Taught my regular Friday class at the RAS. This term we are focusing on trees in the landscape.
'Flinders Giant River Red'

Saturday evening I attended the opening of 'Triptych' at Purple Noon Gallery, Freemans Reach. This is a wonderful show from three very diverse artists, Ros Goody, Carl Stringfellow and Philip Nolan! We always have a wonderful time at these openings and the show is well worth a visit.
 Deidre Morrison, Mellissa Read-Devine and Patricia Devine
The irrepressible Philip Nolan, mwah and the ever irreverent Carl Stringfellow

Discovered I had also received a HC at the Parramatta Art Show for 
'Lost in a Sea of Gold'

What's next? MTAS Spring Show next weekend at the Richmond School of Arts.

Happy Painting!

Monday, 6 October 2014

Artists' Dairy Week 25

Framing, framing, framing!

Preparing for my open studio in a few weeks, still so much to do. One paints and paints and paints then suddenly there are 30 pictures to be framed!

Delivered paintings to the Foundation Week Art Awards in Parramatta and was delighted to hear I won best Watercolour with 'Across Cornwallis'. The exhibition runs until Sunday afternoon 12th October at Parramatta Town Hall. Well worth a visit.

Went to the opening of Warwick Fullers' 2014 exhibition at the Lost Bear Gallery in Katoomba. This is a must see, the body of work produced is extraordinary and the hanging of the show is fabulous! It was also the launch of his book "Impressions and Interpretations' beautifully produced with poetry by Sean Murphy.
With Warwick at his opening, trying to absorb some of his genius!

Still haven't managed to put brush to paper, too much happening.

This week I have paintings at Charlton Rotary Art Show in Victoria and that is all!

Coming up is the Macquarie Towns Spring Affair

Happy Painting!