July, August and September are busy months on my calendar, with numerous art prizes announcing their finalists and holding their yearly exhibitions. I have 6 art prizes to excitedly await the finalists list and two exhibitions needing 7 paintings between them. 13 paintings that will hopefully get some extra eyes upon them!
I have two distinct bodies of work that I have painted over the years and will happily continue with…my figurative works, mostly set in or around water, and my still-life, flat-lay plate series.
I finished another ‘plate’ today…
Oh boy, these plates are not easy with their large-scale, delicate detail…but gosh, I enjoy conquering the complexity of these images.
They sell well too…it seems I am not the only gal liking the idea of hanging pretty plates on her kitchen and dining room walls. This is my way of honouring a 70’s childhood and the memory of most houses having a plate display.
What goes around comes around…reinvented!
Commissions work beautifully with this series too…working to a colour scheme or using a cherished family plate.
I’m excited to get started on a new plate painting…watch this space!