Friday, 31 July 2009

My Art Collection

As an artist I don't make a great deal of money but I do spend a fair percentage of what I make on purchasing art from friends of mine. It's what we do...

Friday, 24 July 2009

The tardy weekly portrait, Jill Parry

It's weeks since I posted a weekly portrait so I guess this is a sometimes portrait..

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A Day's Work

Today I went with my artist friends Barbi and Sandra to another studio in Te Aroha and got some work done on Andy's portrait, the Waikino Surf Club.
Working at someone else's place is productive because all the distractions and unfinished jobs at home are not there to bother me and 8 or so artists are all just doing their thing and providing the perfect atmosphere for work.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Still Life Drawing

While cleaning up the studio I found this drawing rolled up in jewellers tissue and squashed and wrinkled. I like it, haven't seen it for ages, had forgotten that it existed.
Another one to frame and get on a wall somewhere. I do my own framing usually and it is quite a bit of work which is why I prefer painting on canvas, no frame needed. I do like drawing and have dozens that could be framed one fine day..

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Art in Windows Exhibition, Paeroa

The finished portrait of Georgia outside the Quilter's shop in Paeroa

The two finished portraits displayed in the Paeroa Quilter's shop window with quilts and etc. and a third quilt portrait and a panel copy of a section of the famous Villa of Mysteries mural near Pompeii.
This window dressing competition may net myself and Pam, the quilt shop owner, a prize of $250. each and attendant free publicity.
All part and parcel of living the life of an artist: promotion, publicity, marketing. All I wanna do is create cool stuff and get well paid for it but as zefrank says: "it's more complicated than that..."

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Two New Portraits

These two portraits will be exhibited tomorrow in a Quilters shop as part of an art competition, the painting above uses a view of the Quilters shop as a setting and background for the portrait and the one below is of a woman sleeping on a quilt.
They need some finishing and will then be taken to the shop tomorrow and displayed there.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Sculpture or models?

Eli Mulvay's version of Da Vinci's helicopter

My version of a Moon Moth