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This month I’ve taken the plunge and joined Solo Exhibition so that I could offer some of my human figure images to the current workshop.

If you’re interested in painting or translating in some other artform, then come along and join in! There have been offerings from some of Redbubble’s finest, as well as some public domain images, and so here’s your chance to have a go!

I have to say a big thanks to Lovely Lina for harrassing me so nicely to enter my works, and also to Frannie for giving me the extra help in understanding what it’s all about. My old head has trouble with all those words, sometimes! :)


  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 2 years ago

    It’s very exciting, I am hoping to draw one of the images called “See Ya” of a cute little girl with pink gumboots. Mel, I love your work and I’m really excited seeing Frannie’s work in progress so far. It’s gonna be great fun and there’s a great sense of community spirit and fun. I think what makes it special is being able to share works in progress and everyone fascinated by what each other will produce, there is also a lot of support, which I think makes us all feel more comfortable. Frannie’s team really go above and beyond always, and it’s been ever a pleasure to be part of Solo and Sojie – I don’t always have the time or energy to participate, but it’s always a blessing when I can ;) So glad you are a part of this!!

  • Thanks so much Karen, I’m getting quite a buzz from seeing those WIP, as well as all the offerings! It almost has me wishing I had the time to have a go myself!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 2 years ago

    So good to see you being a part of this Mel! I’m so looking forward to seeing how the works progress :)

  • Thanks Rosemary, me too! I’m learning so much, and have a much better appreciation of how much work goes into a painting! I think my art school teacher must have been a bit slack, cos I don’t remember any of this….but then again…..I may also have been having too much fun at art school….lol!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • kenroome
    kenroomeabout 2 years ago

    I love following the results of exhibition. It’s inspiring to see how work is interpreted. Your figure studies bring so much to the world of art. They are technically brilliant, aesthetically enriching, and beautifully relate the human spirit. So happy to see this.

  • I agree, I’m really looking forward to seeing how all the images are translated! Thanks for your kind words! It’s very inspiring to see how the art is built up!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldabout 2 years ago

    It looks great Mel, it’ll be wonderful to see so many of your images translated into other media :)

  • Thanks Matt, not just mine! There are some fabulous shots there, and I’m really keen to see how they turn out!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Thanks for the journal, Mel and your contributions! These workshops are great fun and excellent experience for the artists, too. The live, supportive environment pushes us to be open in the process and also experiment for the sake of a personal challenge. Putting stuff out there when it’s still in its “unfinished-and-not-so-pretty stage” is a hurdle that when jumped brings new confidence. Now that’s fun! Thanks again!

  • Thanks so much Frannie!

    – Mel Brackstone

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballabout 2 years ago

    I’ve had tons of fun in the workshops and been honored to be in some exhibitions. I LOVED that you to the plunge and joined the Human Form. I’m traveling for the next couple of weeks and can’t take part but loved seeing your images in the group.

  • Cheers Susan, I’m finding out what I’ve been missing!

    – Mel Brackstone