Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Somethings Not quite right.......

Ever do a painting and you look and look and look and look and you know something is not quite right but cannot work out what!!!  I was feeling like that about the painting I was doing of Pepper which I was working on during the art trail.  Now it was hard to focus there as there were people in and out all the time so I expected it to be a bit off. 

I was just hating it so I photographed the painting put it into photoshop and then overlaid the original photo onto it.  By lowering the opacity I was then able to see through to where I had gone wrong.  Drew a few lines in to mark where things were, printed it off and away I went and I think now the painting is looking much better.  Its not finished but is starting to look better.  I am doing it for my brother who didn't want to celebrate a milestone birthday.  I tried to paint his deceased dogs but they were horrible and I just couldn't turn out a decent image of them then I thought he loves my little dog so I will do a portrait of her and since I love her it is much easier to do.

  Also spent time today working on my entry to the 12x12 exhibition.  Nearly done.



for the 12 x 12 nearly completed

arts trail Surf Coast 2012

11th and 12th August saw the first ever arts trail Surf Coast. The idea is for the public to discover artist who have their studios on the Surf Coast.  Now I didn't think I could ask people to squeeze in under the staircase where I am set up at home.  Luckily there were some joint venues so I was one of the Artists who participated at the Anglesea Art House and was very happy and proud to do so.  It was a great weekend with a steady flow of patrons, particularly on Sunday.

We were each allocated a table to work at and display our work.  It was cosy but a lot of fun.  Very interesting to talk to people about painting. let them watch and get their feedback.  People tended to purchase the greeting cards and my small business cards from Moo were happily depleted by the end of the weekend. 

I would not hesitate to be part of this in the future.  I met Artists who lived in my town who I had never met before always a bonus.  Next year though I will work it so that I can have a look at a few of the other studios.

My part of the Art House
Image I started work on