The Grafton Artsfest committee asked me to be part of a summer exhibition they are holding in Yamba, Northern Rivers Coast, NSW, in January. I am sending down a dozen paintings including four new ones. [I'd do a slide show here if I could figure out how to do it]. The exhibition is called 'ART IN ALL ITS EXCELLENCE' and includes 10 of their regular tutors. I'm very happy with the first two paintings - 'Flotsam and Jetsam' 3 and 4. I continually struggle to not overdo my paintings, so I am happy with the free gestural mark making in these two. I think the other two are overworked [nothing a coat of gesso won't fix after the event!!].
The next step was to make a box to send them in. Because I decided to 'blog record' the making of the box for anyone who is interested??, I went about the process in a structured and methodical way [which actually made the job easier and more accurate, I am pleased to say].