She Might Drink of Space – a painting

After a very long break from blogging I’m getting back into the swing of things by filming more.

When I returned to work last year, time had been a huge issue. Some gorgeous soul suggested Hyperlapse and it’s embarrassingly quick and easy.

This study began on a prepared collage. I have a drawer full of these for when I have time and opportunity. One thing I have learned in all the courses I’ve taken, is to PREPARE. So when I can only do one thing, I collage a stack of these backgrounds.

For a look into how I work, here are the videos:

girl in progress hyperlapse from Giovanna Scott on Vimeo.

She Might Drink of Space part 2/2 from Giovanna Scott on Vimeo.

I really never quite know how each piece will turn out. This girl’s muted tones and wistful expression has captured my attention. I wondered often when exactly I should stop “messing” with her and am happy I stopped here.
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The finished piece is approximately 19x25cm on 320gsm watercolour paper and available for purchase by emailing me hello@giovannascott.com.

Hope you enjoyed my return to blogging and creating!

 

Thoughts on Exhibiting

The second cARTwheel Collaborative exhibition has wrapped up. The walls at Percolator Gallery are once again bare and wait quietly and expectantly for the next group of hopeful artists to mark their presence on Brisbane’s art scene.
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Being part of this creative community is wonderful! I think every artist can benefit from surrounding yourself with like-minded artsy peeps. My little group began quite by chance after a callout on Facebook. From there we held our first show in 2013 and EIGHT of us exhibited at Percolator for 2 weeks. This 2015 show we had 4 artists and we had the space for 5 days. Boy, it seemed to fly by. I felt that just as we finished hanging….it was all over!
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Every time we’ve exhibited I’ve learned so much about what is required to manage your own exhibition. Choosing the date, flyers, photographs, pricing, entertaining on Opening Nights, rostering, selling, schmoozing, payment facilities and so much more.

This time I felt like I really “owned” it – what I produced came from years of experimenting and learning and moving into my own style and headspace.
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I’m incredibly proud of my current work. For some, being proud of what you’ve achieved and saying it out loud, it is unnatural. It was for me for a long time, but I love this series and I have more canvases ready to go in different sizes and slightly different compositions. I can’t wait to begin.

Thank you again to those that came out in support. Thank you to my fellow collaborators Carol Lee Beckx, Janine Whitling and Vicki Donaldson. It’s been a wonderful experience.

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Growing a Painting

A while back I decided to delete the Facebook app from my phone.
Best decision I’ve ever made!
I found myself with way more time to sit in a quiet headspace; less time getting caught up in other stuff; more time on Instagram hastagging my way around a truly inspiring art community; more time backing my own process

From working on my latest Inspiration Wednesday art journal page;
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to building up layers and texture; and
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getting to the point where I bring order to the chaos!
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I didn’t think I was the person who played The Comparison Game too much, but when I was looking at artists way beyond where I was, well I guess it got me questioning a lot of things about what I was doing that really weren’t real!

Facebook gets a look in every couple of days, mostly to do friends things, events and private group stuff. The benefits are obvious to me. I have a new groove and I love it!

xx Giovanna