May25

Lots of Painting

2017Article posted by Gilly

And now I’m another year older! Next year is a BIG one so I’d better get cracking and paint as much as I can for as long as I can do it, although with my mother being 91 and still bright and alert I guess I have good genes and, hopefully, a lot of years left in which to create!!!

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Nov01

Drawing

2015Article posted by Gilly

As mentioned in my previous ‘blog’, drawing has been my main focus of late. So far I’ve completed five lovely, little nude sketches, just using graphite and charcoal pencils with white pastel highlights, and I’m rather pleased with the results. I’m particularly pleased that my proportions have been achieved correctly with very little erasing, and mostly with none.

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Sep04

An Opportunity

2015Article posted by Gilly

Sales are incredibly poor throughout the WA Art Scene. I’m not the only one who’s feeling the pinch, but it is very soul-destroying to enter exhibition after exhibition and not have one single sale. WASA, Ellenbrook, Wanneroo-Joondalup, Trigg, Pastel Society, Mazenod College - I’ve brought all my paintings home from each one. And although I know it’s due to the current economy and people avoiding spending on luxuries, it certainly rocks an artist’s confidence.

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Mar22

Moving On

2015Article posted by Gilly

Hello Everyone - well, I’m finally back into the swing of things with art groups recommencing and the first exhibition entry forms sitting on my desk waiting to be filled in.

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Houghtons Exhibition - December 2014

Jan30

The Long Break

2015Article posted by Gilly

My summer break was not the one I’d anticipated. A few days before Xmas our beloved and most beautiful dog fell sick and was diagnosed with inoperable tumours so, just after New Year, we had to let her leave us and trot over the Rainbow Bridge. We have been quite devastated at losing her and emotions are very raw within us still. Eventually, I will paint a montage of her life, just as I did for our previous little dog, so she will be with us always. Just as her ashes are now in a lovely wooden box sitting alongside the ceramic pot which holds our other dog. Side by side on a shelf in my Studio. It’s a comfort to have them both there.

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