Thursday, 17 May 2012

Sick children, scones and painting

It has been a very productive painting day for me and my two little sickies.  My oldest ripped out three awesome paintings whilst my little one was napping.  Super sweet even though he has had some salicylate challenge foods over the past two days.  Some bad outcomes after lunch including zucchini with the skin on and a pear with its skin left on.  It's such a challenge to get it right.  He was at such a good baseline yesterday a bowl full of blue berries and strawberries had no effect but the extra little bits today just added up to too much.  I wish there was a weight and food calculator for salicylates.

And another one that I have started reworking.  This was one that I started and then had many little hands take over, it is again mine and I have been defending my right to paint on my own with this one.

Sunday, 6 May 2012


Yes, it's one of those terms, hybrid terms that think they're very clever.  It's a tree filled with spiritual apes.  I did this sketch and started painting this many years ago and am really happy to have attacked and finally finished it.  I can't remember why I started this piece, what I was thinking but it has come down to just enjoying painting.
 Finally finished and pretty satisfied with this one.  Lots of intricate work and when it's back in its frame it looks good, complete, ready to hang at the Curtin Primary exhibition.

GCAP Exhibition

 Heading back to Canberra with a beautiful waxing moon in the distance above the wind farms near lake George.  Looking forward to making a trip to see these graceful monolithic turbines up close, with a picnic and a sketchpad.  A little bit hectic getting back to prepare for the GCAP exhibition.  This is my first exhibition since my deviation into the world of Unix, IT and motherhood.
 GCAP have a great little art space in the middle of suburbia in Harrison which opened with an exhibition of local artists on Saturday.  It was great meeting some of the Canetsy members and other Canberra artists.  Surprised that I wasn't more nervous to be putting my work out for public consumption, nice and relaxed atmosphere of artists happy to be coming together to exhibit in this new space.  Diverse works from local artists.