Sunday, May 29, 2011

Finished Paintings for 33rd Annual Art Exhibition!

Paintings due to gallery in the morning - finished!  If I had more time I would have liked to work on some a little more but am happy enough with what I managed to get finished for now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Finished The Painting!

Painting I am entering for the Cook Shire Award.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Final Stage - Signed

Monday, May 23, 2011

Portrait of Dad as a Young Man - Stage I

After many failed attempts in the art room and by the end of the day having achieved very little I start to question 'why be an artist?'  Sometimes I have no idea what direction I want to take.

Having started the day with high hopes and a vision of what I'd like to see on the canvas. I experiment with a technique that I may have seen or read about.  Having no formal art training (unsure if this is a good or bad thing) I often become lost with the new approaches. I am sometimes so completely wrong that the results are less than promising. Testing and experimenting are all well and good but sometimes I wonder why I am bothering at all.  Frustrated, I feel like binning everything!

Then suddenly and somehow I will start doing something and step off into a 'zone' that is magical.  I see something new and exciting emerge on the canvas and am so absorbed in what I am doing that time has no meaning.
Then I know why I do this!

Final Version!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Last Minute Panic to Get Painting Done for June Exhibition!

Started on an Endeavour River Scene and a close up of Rocks on the Foreshore if I manage to complete them!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Have a Guess!

Started another small canvas - can you guess what it'll be?
Start for a Street Scene in Cooktown
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