If you haven’t already figured, 2018 is an experimental and exploratory year. Creating in new ways with new media and tools has been exciting and has produced some crackers!
Some years ago I saw a demo using a black watercolour pencil and only white and clear gesso to produce a fabulous monochromatic piece with so many interesting values.
A couple of opportunities this year will allow me to see how well I can perfect this process. The first is at Aspire Gallery’s “Black & White” group exhibition in May. I’ve dug out some old long skinny canvases to work on a series of 3 rural women portraits.
The first from today is nearly complete and here are a few progress pictures
Clearly more work to be done on the background and other areas, but so far pretty chuffed.
This is the last week to view Aspire Gallery’s “Scapes” exhibition and RQAS’ “Brisbane” exhibition where my 2 Kurilpa Bridge pastel paintings are hanging.