I have also been preparing our Caravan once again for the trip we leave on very early tomorrow morning. We are travelling to Orroroo about a 5 hour drive north from us where I will be taking a watercolour class on both Tuesday and Wednesday with Anita Bentley. I first met Anita about two and half years ago when I got back into painting and had a couple of lessons with her. Her work may well be too tidy for me as it is so very neat, but best of all so clean and fresh. I hope after the two days I will find out some special secrets that can magically transform my work. I have a very clear picture in my head of what I want to achieve but when it comes to producing it it is really not quite there yet. Oh well - a few thousand more hours with the brush in my hand is what is needed.
This trip also coincides with an exhibition in the Clare Valley ( 4 hours from home) by the South Australian Watercolour Society at Mt. Surmon Wines. I have two paintings in the show and we will be able to get to the opening on Sunday October 6th.
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I have no new paintings from my studio this week (a couple in the bin though) but would like to show these 9 little 6" x 4" paintings I did a couple of weeks ago as a challenge to myself to try and paint small. My usual smallness is 11" x 15". I kept to using my normal size brushes though. I donated these little postcard size pieces to Running With Brushes which Vandy Massey an artist in England set up to fund raise for her chosen charity by having these little works matted for sale. Check it out and see some lovely little paintings from artists all over the world.