Yesterday was an eventful day in more ways than one but I am pleased to say that I managed, without my car, to get all 32 paintings to the Dundee Wasps studios as planned and hung ready for this weekend’s exhibition. (see photo left)
Preview: Friday 10 Feb 7pm-9pm
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 Feb 10am-7pm
At: Wasps Studios (level 4), Meadow Mill, West Henderson Wynd, Dundee DD1 5BY.
All welcome – I’ll be there Fri & Sat.
My 2017 project is about communication through art and so I thought I would call this one-a-day-in-January project ‘Small Talk’. Originally I had intended to set out the paintings in the order I had done them but it did not flow so well. Probably as I managed to do an extra painting in the month of January. I felt that the small deep edged abstract (bottom right) would look good on a larger canvas, so I managed to get a 50x50cm deep edge canvas done over the last two days. 32 paintings in one month is quite some task I can tell you. I had some idea of what I was going to do for each day but as the days slipped by I found that other ideas and inspirations were coming to mind. Some I am more fond of than others and there is one that I really do not like much at all but felt I had to put it in as it was part of the project.
It has been a wonderful way to start the year. The activity itself has produced new ways of working, new ideas and a rather full project folder which will see me through most of this year. I certainly feel more energised and enthusiastic about my art.