Well, I didn’t think I’d manage to do sky sketches for Vivien’s challenge this week, but – ta-daaa! This, people, is why you should NOT waste money on cheapies. These water soluble pencils were $2 at the Dollar $aver $tore. You get what you pay for. 😦
A very quick quickie – I was driving and had to stop for road works so did a fast pencil study and washed it later with a damp brush.Ed: oops! this is the water colour version. I scanned the pencil one, but it looked weird.
And another while stopped in traffic. Sometimes, I see several vapour trails, criss-crossing. On clear days, they’ll streak the sky for several minutes. But when it’s windy they are frayed within seconds.Then gone.
And here endeth my sky contribution.
If you’ve been following or participating in the travelling sketchbooks, you’ll be aware of my warning not to include organic materials in books coming back to Australia.
The other day, I caught up with some blogs I haven’t read for a while and this was reinforced when I read Jan’s story. Because the link is not coming up (why?) scroll back to May 8, 2009.
I can see the point and I’m all for keeping nasties out of the country, but I would like them to be more consistent with inspections. They never look at shoes and only random arrivals are asked to empty their pockets. I suppose that would cost more money!
I am currently fiddling about with a book which, if I finish it, will have bits of leather, wood and grass in its construction. It will be staying here. And by “here” I suppose that will have to be “Queensland” as southern states usually have an embargo on inter-state organic material. Yes, really! That’s why we park before crossing the border and scoff all the fruit we have 🙂
I had a lovely “arty day out” with a Alison the other day. We began our day with a 2kms swim. Very arty! Then drove south to look at the Sarina exhibition where we both have work on show. No gold medals for us, but it was great to see more prints in this year’s show and to see the high standard of some work in this genre.
…and spent some time drooling over the current Artspace exhibition of northern artists’ work, mainly in prints.
Here’s a review from a gallery further north when the touring exhibition was there:
And here’s a link for Denis Nona, one of my favourites, who is featured.http://www.aboriginalartprints.com.au/ab_dennisnona.cfm
And a link to our local gallery:http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/whats_on/news/on_the_edge_visions_of_a_tropical_coastline
We came away fired with enthusiasm and ideas for our own work. And isn’t that what it’s really all about?
Who likes quinces? I do. But they are a tad pricey here. So I restrained myself and bought only one. I shall paint it, then stew it, then savour it. Likewise, the pomegranate. Might even blog it!