XK – 067
31 X 21 cm
Watercolour on Arches
300 gsm CP
Done & Dusted and a little bit Rusted
I so wanted to finish this before the Seasonal Festivities.
Some things have a way of working themselves out however.
I am entering the
Combined Art Societies of Sydney
The ‘Art of Sydney’ Awards
and today is the day my entries are due.
So I have been working under pressure to get this finished, which
I have done ‘in the nick of time’ this morning.
I took a picture of this classic Jag earlier in the year, it is just
rusting away in our neighbourhood street.
I thought it would make a great picture to accompany a letter I wrote a while ago titled,
‘Life is a Bitumen Road
People are the Cars’
Wanting to give a car a go,
(My brother would be proud as there is no bigger petrol head than he,
living on the planet I am sure)
I thought there was no better one to try than this.
Using masking fluid I wrote, more like scrawled, those words over the top before painting.
Let me say writing with this stuff isn’t easy and it had its challenges,
especially having to navigate my way around it when painting, however having said this,
life would indeed be boring if not for these situations
which test your abilities in a stimulating way and I’m glad to have tried it.
I have 6 entries which I hope will be selected to feature in this exhibition and
as it is the first time I have entered this annual event, I am quite excited .
It will be held at
The Terrace Room
National Maritime Museum
January 23 – 27, 2009
January 23rd, 2009 at 7.30
Bon Chance to all who are entering.