Artists Diary Week 2
It has been another huge week for me this week. Painting has taken a back seat somewhat!
The plan was to get into the studio on Monday but had family staying so that was never going to happen so spent some time in the garden planting garlic and Chinese veggies. Always therapeutic to have ones hands in the soil.
After an early morning on Tuesday headed out to meet up with my courier to deliver paintings to go to Currububula and collect paintings from finished shows.
I was fortunate enough to sell four paintings last weekend at Yarram in Victoria. Two of them are below, 'I See Red' and 'Morning, Apollo Bay'. Also received a Highly Commended for 'Morning, Apollo Bay' from the Knox Rotary Art Show in Victoria.
Wednesday I headed out with my painting buddies Gloria and Marcia to Cornwallis on the Lowlands near Richmond. Took the oils out this week, challenging but it was so good to push them around again!
I completed three small studies, all done on10"x8" canvas boards.
Thursday saw me heading off to Bankstown Art Society to do a demonstration Watercolour.
What a wonderful enthusiastic group!
1/2 sheet watercolour 'Martin Place'
Friday I delivered to Hunters Hill for my lovely painting friend Mellissa Read-Devine (check out her blog here http://networkedblogs.com/WaU8s) and myself then headed into the Royal Art Society to teach a watercolor class. We did a streetscape of Balmain and I must say the students did a mighty fine job of it too!
1/2 sheet watercolour 'Balmain'
Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning was spent with family, always so nice to see them.
After they left to head up the coast for a weeks' holiday I finally managed to nip into the studio to do at least one painting before heading off to Olympic Park to collect unsold works from the Royal Arts Festival.
And the best is left to last, earlier this evening I received a phone call from the Hunters Hill Art Prize to inform me I won Best Watercolour in the upcoming curated exhibition!
So, that's the week that was!