exhibitions and posters and glitches
I've not been writing here this week as I've been rushed off my feet with a new term starting with endless paperwork, computer hiccups and glitches and an exhibition to get ready for next week.
I designed us a lovely contemporary poster in Publisher and now the computer with that on won't talk to the printer - this elderly computer doesn't have publisher and copying and pasting resulted in lots of zzz's and asterisks and gobbledygook :( so the poster is very boring and ordinary - and wasted lots of hours of painting time attempting to sort it out :(
We all paint very differently - Sue M's work is very abstract and often based on her visits to Florida. Sue G paints solely at the coast. Mary does fascinating work from old photographs, doing a lot of research into the backgrounds of the people she paints - maids, children in a spartan Victorian 'blind school' - she had a studio for a time in the building that had been the school - her work always has an interesting story behind it. Ros has a background in lingerie design and her recent work has featured knitting, both in actuality and painted - beautiful pieces. Maggie does lovely moody landscapes and has a particular love of dusk. Glen's work is about places that have a deep meaning to her, known over a long period of time, particularly the Charnwood Forest and Guernsey. Judith Eason is doing a series on the woodlands of Kent, her home.
I'll be showing a mix of seascapes and the flowers - the canal/river/waterways stuff is for a later time. I may also show the Harlequin abstracts.
The show goes up next Sunday and our private view is on the Monday.