Very excited at being involved in a joint project with the theme Scandinavia! After doing a lot of research and some dabbling with pen and paper I have decided on two projects under this heading.
The first is using some little wooden tiles I have had for a while. They keep being reinvented but I am enjoying working on a small scale. More intimate and better for exploring relationships within series. I am also enjoying just working with paint again. Just keeping to three colours helps keep things simple.
The second is mixed media with layers of paper underpinning a series of works based on the verticals of trees in winter. Using white acrylic and ink along with tissue paper, a wintery feel materialises. A little suggestion of winter berries and some machine stitch for texture and to give some additional line detail and the deal is done.
Below are a sample of work in progress.
I was very lucky to be part of the curating of this event. I used to take part in this exhibition regularly but stopped when I became a full-time student.
On meeting with the convenor I offered my assistance and spent a couple of days very happily arranging the works. The range and quality of works was commendable. Faced with such a number - over 200 I think, the best way forward was to differentiate by genre. We had areas designated for landscape, seascape, figurative, animal portraiture, floral and abstract. Three tutors for Edinburgh College of Art also put their very exciting work in as part of the exhibition.
Given the down turn in the economy and the effect that that has had on sales of artwork, this exhibition did very well.
An interesting inclusion was a section of affordable art. Artists were invited to supply A6 size artworks which were reasonably priced. This was on top of the 3 other works submitted. Again the variety of works was really good.
I look forward to being part of it in the future.
Carol E Duff