Thursday, February 25, 2010

getting serious.

Anyone else noticing how fast this week is truckin??? Absolute madness...
I know that Ive been busier than usual by picking up some casual shifts at Sabbia Gallery and then trying to squeeze in studio time, but this is ridiculous... with a capital R! I have to admit, I have enjoyed my time at Sabbia, working with some old work colleagues, surrounded by beautiful works of glass and ceramic! That I cannot fault... It's just that it has left me alittle short on energy - physically and mentally - which I know you all can understand!! These days we all seem to be pushing the boat out just alittle too far...


So I'm happy with the wee contributions I've done to move along my work at Primrose. A couple of days ago I made it into Parkers Art Supplies, in preparation for the commencement of some large canvas works, which was exciting. Well, it was exciting to add to my collection of oil paints but my wallet wasn't too thrilled! {ahh... it'll get over it}


But a trip to Parkers in the Rocks IS like going to Mecca for artists... Its filled from top to toe with the most delicious art supplies from all over the world,and there is just no other place to go in Sydney for such a range of products. And advice! All the staff are all practicing artists, so they really do give great help....

Was a lovely hour or so, I must say....




Then I completed another mid size drawing and felt like it was time to get moving and hit the big time...! Large scale paintings!!!

Scary but exciting all at the same time...

There is no easy way to start a canvas that is larger than you! You just have to take a deep breath and go for it. No fear. Star slowly and feel your way through the white space that is staring back at you, safe in the knowledge that with these types of works you an keep refining and reworking until you are happy with it.
{did I sound convincing!!}


So that's where you will find me over the next few months.
Knee deep in oil paint trying not to drown!
But ill definitely have the music playing loudly and at the moment its all about jazz...
I hope you have some theme music for your week??

x

2 comments:

Corinne said...

A BIG fan of those two works. xx

michele aka the tiny said...

thanks toots...yeah its hard for me to see for the trees...BUT...I finally feel like im getting somewhere...xx