Friday, March 12, 2010

The exhibition opening at Gallery One Two Six was a nice friendly one. The crowd that turned up were mostly friends, family and fellow artists. Not really ones to purchase works but definitely a lot of fun to mingle with. I wasn't happy with the way my work had been hung but have since negotiated to change this. It is so easy to assume that the gallery curator will know how you intended your work to be seen. It seems so to be so obvious to the artist after living with the artwork for a while but not so to those coming new to the work. I came across this piece when reading an interesting book by David Bayles and Ted Orland titled, Art and fear: Observations on the perils (and rewards) of artmaking. "The truly special moments in art-making lie in those moments when concept is converted to reality - those moments when the gulf is being crossed [between the original idea and the finished piece]. Precise descriptions fail, but it connects to that wonderful condition in which the work seems to make itself and the artist serves only as guide or mediator, allowing all things to be possible."

I had hoped to go on a drawing/painting trip to the MacDonnell Ranges. This unfortunately looks like being called off. I was so looking forward to experiencing the brilliant colours and raw rugged landforms of the Outback areas. It is a part of the world that I have been hankering to experience for such a long time.

This is another of my 30cm x 30cm oil on canvas works.

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