Thursday, 20 August 2015
Friday, 24 July 2015
|'Interlude,' acrylic on board, 91 x 61cm|
|'Fiona's-World,' acrylic on board, 60 x 31cm|
I have painted quite a few new works this year - here is a small selection of some of them.
|'Paint-Poem,' oil and acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30cm|
I will post more tomorrow.
|Fiona with the painting, ready to start packing|
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
|'Event,' acrylic on board, 60 x 40cm|
These last two weeks I have not had time to paint, only to draw, because I am currently writing a thesis for submission to the Beijing International Art Biennale for their symposium. It has been very enjoyable to write and I am emailing it later today - hoping it is considered suitable! I have also taken my painting for framing, never an easy job for me as I am not especially good at choosing frames - and in this case it has to be a very secure frame for shipping to Beijing. Usually I like my work on canvas to be box-framed so that none of the edges are lost but the painting I have had selected is on board so it was necessary to find a frame that doesn't eat up too much of the edges.
I have also been doing a lot of applications for exhibitions and events, and collating all the materials for the Biennale and sending them. In between that, some gardening for relaxation!
Today at last I am preparing new panels to paint on and plan to start new work tomorrow.
Friday, 29 May 2015
|'Paphos Lighthouse Remembered,' oil and acrylic on board, 91 x 61cm|
It was quite a lengthy submission process and one to be done with much care, and when I posted the package on December 6th I had a feeling the Christmas post would delay it from arriving by the deadline of December 24th. I did not think much about it again!
The theme of the exhibition is DREAM AND MEMORY, a wonderful and very appropriate theme for my work! My painting has to be packed and will be shipped via a shipping company. I am hoping to go over to Beijing for the Opening. I am submitting a speech/dissertation outline in case I might get invited to the Symposium, which is something I would love to take part in - I'm sure many artists will be submitting these so it has to be extra good and I have already started writing it.
The letter of acceptance is a thing of beauty and something I will keep forever. I am very impressed by past catalogues (works of art in themselves) - the range of art acceptable is very wide and there are no 'Western' modes of vision when it goes to selecting work. (Time and time again here it is the same type of work that gets in, the same kinds of abstract or figurative, never anything that steps outside). After having read a lot of information on their website, I have much admiration for their aims and for their view of art as having a very high importance for both man and the world. More soon.
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
|'Rhythms,' wax crayon, felt-tip, watercolour and gouache on paper|
|'Inscape,' watercolour and felt-tip on paper|
It's always a case of layering my inner world with my reactions to the world around me, and finding an image that captures these feelings.
|'Remembered,' watercolour, gouache and felt-tip on paper|