Sorry I have been absent from my blog- have been really busy with work. I'm enjoying what I'm doing but have found it really hard to find time to do anything creative when I get home or on the weekends. Now that I have a few days off because of half-term I can spend some time in the studio-at least that is my hope. Before I can do any art, I need to organise-which won't be easy as before I did the Swindon Open Studio my studio was a mess. Here is a photo of Stage 1-Operation Clean up:
I won't scare you any further, hopefully I will get it to a stage where I know where most of my supplies are. Another job on my list was to update my website, I have included works from the Swindon Open Studio and the WAR exhibition. I will be also working on some stuff for upcoming Christmas Markets and Fairs and will post those details later.
Last Saturday and Sunday was our 1st weekend of Swindon Open Studios 2014. It was a nice turn out with many new faces and people really interested in seeing art in the making. So thanks to all who came to see me, I really appreciate it. I was not able to take many photos but here is a taste of what was on display.
These belong to the other talented artists who shared the corridor space.
Linda Kasmaty took some lovely photos of the exhibition in the corridor by the courtyard. The works are by artist exhibiting at the library during the SOS weekends. They will remain on display for the rest of the month of September.
Another way artists are promoting Swindon Open Studios is to showcase their work in store front windows in Old Town. I have work in a few places- Trousseaux's
Here are some sketches done in my sketchbook using gel pens, acrylic markers and watercolour paints. I thought I would use them for either Art cards or covers on small handmade blank books.
We will be going away to Cornwall again, this time to Newquay. Hopefully the weather there will be as nice as it has been here in Swindon for the past month or so. I will also be taking a
break from my blog to enjoy the rest of my summer before my son goes back to school and I start a new full time job. Next month I will also be busy getting ready for Swindon Open Studios which starts the first week in September. I will however, post some photos on my Facebook page of any upcoming events, etc.
I meant to post this yesturday as part of my-WIP(Work In Progress Wednesdays) series but ran out of time and didn't finish till 12 midnight-I started late in the evening. By then I was too tired to do anything. I started these a few weeks back and posted them here. I adhered the papers to stretched canvases and then began painting over them. I felt the colours needed to be brighter and cleaner. The current paintings look very different from the originals. I am still experimenting with colour and textures and plan to add some more elements like collage and drawings to the foreground. Still more to go, I hope to be finished soon so I can submit them to an upcoming exhibition this September.