After a long couple of months planning and assembling my entry for the Barossa Vintage Art Prize i'm very excited to announce it was was awarded winner. I share this win with friend and fellow artist Sam Cowley as we both collaborated on the "Earthliest Drops". Please take the time to view this amazing exhibition showcasing artwork from 60 artists at the Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda, SA until the 10th of June.
One of the figure studies I recently completed with Chris Calver at Adelaide WEA. A fantastic opportunity to receive instruction and refine my practice. Cheers Chris.
We've been having some pretty hot weather in the Barossa lately that has been concerning for the clay pieces drying too quickly. Thankfully the cracks that have appeared have been able to be repaired.
This is the final piece in "The deciding moment" series. I find it helpful to concrete my concept with sketches and charcoal pictures as the work progresses.
I'm very happy with how this piece has progressed. It has certainly captured the moment I was intending. It will now be left to become bone dry and then fired in around a fortnights time.
After taking some time off from the gazing lady, I've found time to explore some new ideas. I am exploring the point when time stops between emotional states. In this piece, I find a powerful moment, a tipping point from heartache to crying sadness. A sometimes forgotten moment, when choking on impending tears, those around feel impulses to help or look away. This is the moment I am in the process of capturing.
Just letting her air dry before firing. Some interesting effects occurred when wetting her face, some of the stone grains came to the surface. I'm looking forward to applying a wash to add some colour.