I was working under time pressure last weekend. Time was running out. Exhibition season is starting and I didn’t have enough new work to show. Admittedly, there’s always the old works to show again, but it feels as if it’s time for a change.
Sometimes, despite the fact that it’s pressurised, tight deadlines produce some interesting results. I tend not to play it safe, and get quite experimental. This weekend was no different. I started a series of show paintings. There’s something about high heels in particular that women love. They have such elegant lines. Girls’ Best Friends was the outcome of me working on emphasising those lines and bringing out the structural feel of a pair of stilettos.
Working to a deadline clearly paid off in this instance: this painting was accepted for the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists Exhibition at The Peter Pear Gallery in Aldeburgh. The exhibition starts tomorrow and goes on until 16th October.
I’m stewarding at the exhibition on Sunday. I’ll write more about the exhibition after that.
For the artists amongst you, I’ve started a page listing online resources for artists. The list isn’t very long at the moment, but it will grow in time and if you have any to share, please let me know. It includes, art material suppliers, framers and art galleries, amongst other things. Hope it proves helpful.