Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I haven't been on here for quite a while. I have had health problems and a house move recently. The exhibition In Brisbane at Doggett Street has opened. The opening was well attended and a few friends that I don't get to see very often came for the opening which was great. It was lovely to see old friends and meet new ones. Sales at the exhibition have been disappointing unfortunately and sometimes it is difficult not to see that as an evaluation of the work done. Perhaps, though, it is good to have a sharp reminder that improvement is required to avoid complacency. I regard my own painting as very much in its infancy and requiring a lot more thought and subtlety. The exhibition finishes on October 3rd so hopefully more red dots will mean more of the expenses covered and a smaller load to bring back home. I have had a while away from my painting now so hopefully will get back to doing some drawing in a couple of weeks. After that, when I have unpacked my painting gear yet again I should be able to get back into painting. I may reduce the scale of my work a bit for the immediate future.