A commission trip to Port Hedland, and a painting workshop I was to hold in Quilpie, also have both been put off until next year.
My painting rhythm has been quite disrupted this year, but for some time now I have been diligently back at my easel, working on some larger paintings for my up-coming Sydney exhibition. I have just completed one of the largest paintings I have done for some time. "Fresco Lady" (168 x 122 cm) is a subject I have had in my thoughts for many years. It has a companion piece that I did quite a few years ago, and now it is very satisfying to see this one finally finished.
MALENY GALLERY OPENING - 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER - 10AM - 6PM BOTH DAYS
I have also been working on some smaller Italian pieces, not necessarily for the Sydney Show, so we have decided to open our Maleny Studio / Gallery for this one weekend.
If you fancy a nice drive to the Maleny Hills, the weather and the landscape here at the moment is beautiful.
All are most welcome.
For years I have not entered art competitions, mainly because I had not been a resident here in Australia, but this year I have had paintings accepted in the Paddington Art in Sydney, Tattersalls prize in Brisbane, and the Local Artist Local Content Prize on the Sunshine Coast.
I thought it would be a good idea to send the Sydney prize a little bit of Maleny.