Last Thursday saw the launch of ‘Celebrating Life with Watercolours’ by Joe Cartwright and myself. It was a wonderful night, with special guests from Louis Vuitton, other artists and friends, who came out on the night (thank you!) Thanks to Joe for the photos 🙂
The 26 pieces are on exhibit and sale until 28th August. Percentage of sales going to the Sydney Children’s Hospital.
I have also been fortunate to also been awarded three Highly Commended awards in Watercolour. Two awards given at the Macquarie Towns Arts Show and one at the Oyster Bay Arts Festival 🙂
Hydrangea Intricacy – Highly Commended
Stop/Start – Highly Commended
‘Drifting Along’ – Highly Commended
I was pleased to sell a three of paintings over the weekend at Oyster Bay and Richmond too! A nice end to the month of May, I must say!
Over the long weekend I will be exhibiting works in King Valley and Taralga!
Last Saturday, I navigated myself down to the Bankstown Arts Centre to deliver my work for the ‘Art of Sydney’ awards, that will be held later this month.
It’s my first time in the show and to be honest, I was (very!) nervous about being accepted by the judge/s.
I was very pleased when the call on Sunday gave me the good news that, yes I will be hung! YAY!
Tuesday night came along and so did a missed call on my phone. Calling back, hoping there hadn’t been any mistakes…I was advised that I was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ for Watercolour and was a finalist in the 9 x 5 ” section. Double YAY!
Other members of my Nepean group also received awards, which was great news 🙂
These are the paintings mentioned…
‘Highly Commended’ in Watercolour – ‘Wet Suits’
Finalist in the 9 x 5″ section – Sydney Harbour Bridge
I continued painting flowers this week. Slow and careful work in humid heat! Not a good mix, the paint drying like that! I loved the colours of my hydrangea from my back garden, that I really felt like painting and tackling the subject. You should always follow those inclinations 🙂
This is my finished painting and am loving how my art is looking on my Redbubble store…
‘By the window’ ipad skin!
By the window
I also tried to go and get in some plein air practice this week. Down by the bay, it proved to be very windy on both days I tried. First time was worse than the last, when everything was being blown away. I had to hold onto everything!
Now as the heat subsides, and the storm rolls over, I concept new work for the coming week 🙂