At the beginning of the year I made a plan to get out and draw in public on Tuesdays. Every Tuesday. But things didn’t go according to plan. Drawing in public proved to be too much of challenge and I just wasn’t motivated to do it. But I found something so much more rewarding to do on Tuesdays. A Life Drawing class has been going on in Mornington for over 20 years. They have artists of all abilities and ages. We spend four hours drawing the same model and it is fabulous. I have been four times now and each time I develop more freedom with drawing. So Tuesdays have changed.
It was father’s day here on Sunday so I thought I’d finally have a go a drawing my Dad. It’s not an easy thing drawing a family member and it’s taken me a long while to pluck up the courage. I think I’ve captured the likeness, although my sisters say the nose isn’t nearly big enough.
The other day I had a wonderful surprise from an old school friend. She sent me this sketch that she drew of me when we were 18 and doing our art A Level together. Twenty years ago!
I’m gearing up for the Mount Eliza Art show at the end of October and thought I’d be organised ahead of schedule for the first year ever. Forgot to take a picture of this one before putting it in the frame.
This one’s fairly large. I was experimenting a bit with the soft white pastel. I quite like the effect.
This one isn’t going in the show, it was for a college assigment. I worked so hard on it I thought I’d show it off. I love this method of working, especially for illustration, as it has good dramatic effect.
I have been busily trying to get my pieces together for The Derinya Art Show and I think it’s done. Although I am not enitirely satisfied with each piece that’s all part of the learning process I suppose.
They’re all different sizes. This last one is huge. It’s acrylic on hardboard.
I’ve completed four pieces of work for the Mount Eliza Art Exhibition (Friday 24th October to Sunday 26th October) and I’m feeling very pleased with myself. It is a fabulous show. Ok, I may be a little biased as I’m on the committee. I’ve been visiting for three years now though and I’ve always been very impressed. The opening night is excellent. Live music, yummy food and free wine for a measly $25! If you’re overseas I think Quantas and Virgin flights are very reasonable at this time of year and you’ll never recover from being in Melbourne in the Spring.