‘Osprey Island’ mixed media coloured pencil painting. 71cm square
Sometimes I come to the end of the process and I wonder how on earth I got here. It is a little like the pictures themselves. Long long walks up hills, down valleys and jumping on flat stones to cross streams. A variety of music playing in my head. Stories of happiness and tragedy in the news and hearing about peoples lives on the radio. Thoughts about my life and of those I love. Then, I look up and there before me, is the destination. But when to stop and enjoy the view. I have to decide when to sit down and do no more.
I’ll turn this one around so I can’t see it for a week before deciding whether the journey is complete.
A few weeks on: I entered this piece in this year’s Hunters Hill Art Exhibition and Prize and it was chosen as a finalist to hang in this year’s exhibition. How happy am I 😀👏🏻💃. For details about this exhibition please go to the news section of this blog.
It was a perfect late Spring afternoon for the opening of “The Perfect Gift”, a fascinating and beautiful exhibition of over 158 miniatures by 19 members of the Art In Miniature ACT group of artists. The exhibition has been beautifully and expertly co-ordinated and hung by Camelia Smith, president of Aim, with help from members. What a mammoth task to hang all these tiny treasures – and to make sure that they stay straight and are lined up! It looks wonderful.
The exhibition is being held at Yarralumla Gallery, Cottage 1, Weston Park Road, Yarralumla. 29th November 2015 – 29th January 2016. The gallery is part of The Oaks Brasserie and café concept located at the heritage listed Old English Gardens alongside the Yarralumla Nursery, surrounded by the leafy trees of Weston Park. Man’s best friend is more than welcome in the specially maintained dog garden where they can enjoy canine delights offered on the menu!
AIM was formed to promote the art of miniature in the ACT and surrounding districts in all its very diverse forms. The criteria for this group is that the work must be 100 square centimeters or less in total picture area (many works are much smaller) and that subject matter is to appear in the spirit of miniaturization.
The opening was very well attended and was officially opened by Barbie Robinson from Artcetera, ArtSound FM Radio, who only day’s out of hospital, gave an inspiring and informative speech to a crowd on the back terrace under the trees.
Here are some photos: group 1 taken by Camelia Smith when the work was hung. Group 2 during the opening.