I decided on a really loose style this time. These two buskers were in the city when I photographed them. They were sitting much further apart then this picture depicts. I then had some issues with ensuring they belonged together. To solve this problem I made the painting extremely impressionistic. I am not sure what the instrument on the right is. I should have asked.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
This picture is one I did last year and it surprises me every time I enter it into a competition. I had a few things in a show and I had other things earmarked for another show. I was running out of framed pictures (plenty of unframed pictures as can be seen in my blog). I thought I will put this picture in Mont de Lancey. This is a historic homestead in Wandin. The artists had to be living in the shire of Yarra Ranges and I purely came across the show by accident in the RACV magazine. Well I received a phone call today to say I had won an encouragement award for this picture, which also came with a monetry win. Very surprised and very delighted. This makes the last week a good one for me as I acheived a first at the Pastel Society for "What about me?" My good friend Wendi received a second. Check her blog out under the blogs I am watching.
I just found out this painting sold this week at the Mont de Lancey art show.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Everyone seems to know how much I enjoy drawing buskers. Linda from my art class went to Tasmania and visited the Salamanca market. She was kind enough to give me a photo of these buskers. They look extremely cold, all rugged up in their tartan blankets and berets. They look like they are concentrating hard and enjoying the music. The colors I have chosen are to help create the cold environment. I believe they must be siblings as they have a similar look.
On a roll this week. Went to Ringwood art Society last night withthis picture and won first prize in the ABC competition in the B section. The judge was Robyn Schubat. Robyn demonstrated palete knife painting. She depicted a laneway scene. The painting was portrayed in brilliant oranges and blues and completed within 1.5 hrs. Amazing demonstration.