underpainting of work in progress
I am in full speed painting and planning mode.
Late nights. Head swimming with ideas and plans. Paperwork in. Out. Pending.
It is exciting, and scary and wonderful.
For some reason, there seem to be a lot of big shows on at the moment in my area, and one rolls into the next. This weekend The Box Hill Rotary Show is on at the Town Hall on Whitehorse Rd. I think I forgot to mention it (duffer me). I have 6 works entered. Show closes tomorrow (Sunday 13).
Next weekend is the Brighton Art Show at and I will have 5 works in that + 1 up for a charity auction at their opening event.
And a few weeks after that the Bayside Art Show, and Caulfield shortly after that.
It’s all good, but having to submit forms weeks ahead of the show – and so many shows so close together has meant a hefty workload on the painting front. Joyous and marvellous fun, but hefty.
And I was lying in bed last night, just thinking about the past few years and the painting adventure and I started counting. Counting paintings I had sold. You know, I got to 50 – and there must be a few I didn’t include as well. That’s an astonishingly special blessing for someone like me. It’s so wonderful to know that those paintings are gracing the walls of people who cared enough about them to become custodian and join the adventure of art collection. If you are out there. Thank you. 🙂
This week I was also invited to hold a solo show at the gallery in Red Hill that has been such a strong supporter of my work. I am thrilled by this. The director of the gallery is such a lovely lady, it’s a pleasure working with her, and having a solo there will be a wonderful adventure in itself. We are looking at April 2009, and my head is filling with ideas already. I have quite a bit of work in there at the moment if you happen to be in Melbourne and feel like a drive i the country.
Such an adventure! It’s going to be fun. 🙂