Yesterday I completed the hanging of the latest exhibition at Country Club Tasmania in Launceston. The 51 paintings look the part and I’ve completed an exhibition review that will be the text for my opening speech tomorrow night. I will publish my thoughts later in the week on the exhibition on this blog.
As a result of my curatorial duties I haven’t been able to devote as much time to my latest drawing as I would have liked, but nevertheless it has advanced somewhat since my last update.
Today’s image is the section of the composition that I have recently been working on. The drawing is still quite two-dimensional, but that will change over time.
I have made a decision and will now not show any ‘ground’, because I don’t think it looks as convincing as having lots of small pebbles and sticks between the larger stones and logs. The composition as a whole will now have more depth than it would have had if I had stuck to my original plan.
Artists should never be afraid to change direction in any aspect of their work, all you need is the confidence and self-belief to do so.