No Cigar - but how do I feel?
The Sluga painting of Cathy McGowan MP for the 2017 Archibald Prize was unveiled to a huge crowd at the SLUGA GALLERY
Join Cathy McGowan And Charles Sluga for the unveiling of the painting for the Archibald Prize 2017
The big question is who is Cathy McGowan and what part of her personality, character, story will I decide to emphasise?
So here I am at the difficult stage of working out my entry for the Archibald 2017.
As many of you know, I have my subject. Cathy McGowan, member for Indi has graciously accepted my request for her to be my sitter. BUT WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
Part 2 - influences, next exhibition, the argument, direction
THEY LAUGHED AT ME WHEN I SAID I WAS GOING TO BE AN ARTIST, BUT WHEN I STARTED RECEIVING RECOGNITION OVERSEAS.....
Way back at the end of 2012 I had an exhibition that launched my new Studio/Gallery space.
It was an exhibition based on the game of MONOPOLY.
In a nutshell, the process was as follows: I had a meeting with Hasbro in London (who make MONOPOLY), managed to get permission to use their icons/symbols, signed a contract, visited every street in London on the MONOPOLY board. Photographed, sketched, researched the history of every street and MONOPOLY and if I found something interesting, I let that influence my painting compositions.
Before I get into why your drawing is rubbish (yes, you read correctly), let me say "Welcome" to my new blog and tell you a little about it.
WHAT THE BLOG WILL COVER?
Heaps of Art related stuff! Things like, my thoughts on Art, my celebrations and struggles with painting, answers to your Art questions, other Artists I like, sharing things I find interesting, my art material reviews, my thought processes and steps involved as I work towards my next exhibition.
Basically as the title says ... this is Contemporary Watercolours and Beyond!!!!
The "beyond" may be anything!