Friday, January 29, 2010

A New Year of Artistic Achievement begins!

I would like to report a new WIP, but at the moment I have nothing!
Just waiting to get into the groove - inspiration, a muse, a good image .....
But I sat down yesterday to plan out my next two months and went into shock pencilling in the many exhibitions and comps comming up - I better get a wriggle on.
I DID sell a painting yesterday ( YIPPEE ).
I had a lovely email from a fellow who wished to see 'Indian Root Pills"
so I packed a few extra paintings in the car and headed off for a "private viewing".
I was happy to have him purchase this one ( it held personal memories for him ) - it was the only sale but one is good!
Its so hard to push your own stuff - to stand there and bang on about talent etc and pricing, what a nightmare...I guess having an agent would be a blessing..but then I am not in that league.
So here we week I take a selection to a small shop on Hunter street called, "Ciao Meow" I sold one last year so I am hoping for another sale this time around!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hot off the Easel - ARCHIE

This is Archie.
30cm x 40 cm acrylic on canvas
unframed - finished with matt varnish

Archie is the son of a friend of mine. He is a gorgeous boy with huge expressive eyes and has a natural pout that is really such a part of his character. He is a very old soul. I asked my friend if I could paint Archie as an exercise - It is my first portrait of a male child and I was wondering whether I could capture the boyishness of the subject. I am pretty pleased with the result - I hope mum is too.

Friday, January 8, 2010

HOT OFF THE EASEL - EQUUS continued. First for 2010!

Acrylic On Canvas
Finished with a matt varnish
50cm x 40 cm unframed

This is my very first completed art work for 2010!
Many more to come I am sure - not quite finished with my Equus series - I enjoy them so much. Each one has been unique and different. I have concentrated on the mane here with fine detail in all the sweeping hair.
Still into dark backgrounds - little detail there just letting the eye focus in on the subject.
Welcome to the New Year !