Sunday, 27 May 2012

Back on Track

At last I have been able to take time out from ART@GOOLWA gallery preparations and pick up my paint brushes. 
The Virtual Paintout is a challenge I love to participate in, as every month Bill Guffey picks a new location from the big wide world we live in and each artist seeks their own inspiration for a painting by walking the streets using Google street view. 
I look for my inspiration from gardens, parks or in this case someones front wall, check out where I stopped on my walk in Jerusalem here
We are on track for our very first day of operation of ART@GOOLWA Inc.
Last Tuesday we had a meeting of the 24 member artists and adopted our Constitution and am pleased to say that even though it was only lodged on Wednesday by Friday we had been issued with our Certificate of Incorporation. The gallery refurbishment has resulted in a lovely light place to exhibit and we are all very excited about our new cooperative venture which opens it's doors for the very first time this Friday June 1st at 11am

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Back to Painting - Art not Walls!

I look forward to picking up my watercolour brushes again as the refurbishment work at ART@GOOLWA is coming near to completion and I can focus once again on my art. The gallery opens on June 1st and I would like to have had some new work to exhibit but I may well have to choose from my most recent work.
This little Nasturtiums painting was done as my Virtual Paintout entry for April where the selected city was Gdansk in Poland. 
I love the challenges of participating in this group as we use google street views to walk the streets of the selected city for the month and it really gives you a feel for the location. I always seem to focus on something growing as I guess buildings and monuments have not been my choice to paint  but the good thing is any artist can participate with their subject interest because if you travel along the streets enough you will find inspiration along the way. 
Jerusalem is the chosen place for May and I hope to find the time to walk there!

Here is the link to my Nasturtiums inspiration in Gdansk, Poland