Thursday, September 8, 2016

Rejected...but not dejected...

If you can't handle rejection, for heaven's sake give up art!  I have had many works rejected for shows in the past, but not so much lately. This painting was not accepted for the local Regional Gallery 'Local Artist Local Content' show last week.

Tooway After The Rain
60 x 60 cm on canvas

I think I've been off my best game this year, for various reasons. Usually tho' there are better artists than I am in the 'rejected' it's hard to feel too bad about it.

With every downer, there is usually an upper.... as in this case. The day after this event I sold TWO works privately.

Mixed media on Canvas

Mixed media on paper

It's not all bad.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Playing with paper.....

It's been a while since I spent much time playing in my studio with bits of paper.  I need to do many exercises before I get back into the 'swing'. So, each day I grab an assortment of scraps and try to arrange them in some sort of order.

Sometimes they work...sometimes not... but it's the 'doing' that  matters.