Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dianne Gall - Recent Paintings Cowwarr Artspace

Just finishing packing up my next solo show, which is being picked up on Thursday by the courier. Now, as I gaze around the studio, it looks really empty and the space is inspiring me to fill it up again with some new work! I'll be heading off to wonderful Melbourne next week and then travelling to the Gippsland for the opening at Cowwarr Artspace on Sunday November 11th. I'm so looking forward to the show and the hunt around the galleries in Melbourne, as well as stocking up on art materials :)

The exhibition runs until 17th December and is open Friday through Monday if you are out for a nice drive in country Victoria, stop on by the show...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Finalist : Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2007

"My Adventures with Astro Boy" 40x132cm Oil on Linen

I have been selected as a finalist for the Inaugural Eutick Memorial Still Life Award, to be exhibited at the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in New South Wales. The exhibition opens on the 26th October when the winners will be announced...The exhibition concludes on the 25th November.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Small Paintings Blog

Have just set up a small paintings blog, This Small Painting Life I plan on posting one a week. I see this as a great way of exploring ideas and expanding my artistic practice.

William Robinson Exhibition - Australian Galleries Sydney

Blue sea and coastal forest 2007 oil on linen 100 x 162 cm

This wonderful painting looks to be the highlight of the William Robinson exhibition which opens tomorrow night at Australian Galleries Sydney and runs until October 24th, I wish I could see it. This work is just inspiring, I feel so relaxed looking at it and the light on the water in the distance just adds to the mystery and emotion embued in the work. Just wonderful :)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

What's on the Easel?

I made very sure that the first thing I painted was his rope tie, so that he couldn't escape! I have a few of these objects, they give me the heebee jeebees! For some reason, which I cannot explain, I'm really drawn to them. I did see Karen Black in the Trilogy of Terror when I was a kid and it made a BIG impression on me, so believe me, that tag is never coming off my little Voodoo Doll! At least I can rely on Devil Girl to watch him.....she is just as bad but a lot more subtle about it!
This is the first stage of the painting which I'm experimenting with tinted B&W, it'll look a bit different when finished, a bit of red tinting here and there...just want to have some fun with it really....