Last week when I posted, I had an idea of how busy my weekend would be – but it was a very exciting one as well!
Thursday night I received a call to tell me that I was the Winner in the ‘Small Works’ section at the Drummoyne Art Members Show! I was thrilled, as it is my first win. To make it better, I also had received a High Commendation for another work.
Friday night, I received my prize and awards from the Deputy Major of Canada Bay.
I sold three of my works on opening weekend, so was I was very pleased!
I have gotten back into my painting this week, which I’m glad.
This is a piece I completed of one of my favourite subjects – yep – Venice!
I have been itching to do another animal painting and I have started with some ideas. I always do a pencil tonal sketch before I begin a work. It helps you understand your subject and where the highlights and shadows will be – and also what you can improve on with the magic of the medium. I also will do a watercolour sketch before I begin, so I know I am happy with my colours palette.
Finally, I also delivered 5 works to Sth Hurstville for the Annual Art Show at St Mark’s Anglican Church. It is on all long weekend, so drop down and have a look if you live in the area. Drummoyne closes this weekend also – so I will be a busy bee picking up my work! No holidays for me 🙂