Been a long time. TOYS r us!

So, am working on very small items for a gallery in Santa Fe having a toy themed holiday show in December. Also, our own Catherine Brenner at Unsettled is having an ‘ornamental’ exhibition same month. They’re both getting toys in painting and drawing form. 5″x 5″ and having too much fun so far. They are all ink, acrylic & graphite and some crayon on rice paper (old sumi e paintings) mounted to masonite panels. Yes, the masonite was gessoed with black so sides are black, too. bunny jacks slinky baby blue

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Oh no!

That drawing kept bothering me until I finally realised it wasn’t finished at all! In fact it is going to be a few more weeks till it is done….I hope. Drawings are demanding. Attached is an update taken with my iPad. And I attached a couple of files after CC enquired about my entry for the Bundaberg Art Festival. I called it ‘The Gates of Babylon’. It is an acrylic collage with plastic lace and tablecloths. 150cmsq

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Nolan speaks at Unsettled Gallery

It was good to see Nolan again, saying a few words about her work at the closing reception at recent Unsettled Gallery exhibition.  Also got to introduce one of my close art friends from Virginia, Jon Moneymaker, who was out for a week of hiking and inspiration from our desert and mountains.  He estimates he’s got a thousand future paintings in his camera.

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Jon and I paid a visit to Three Rivers Trading Post….you may recognize the subject of my painting that was in ChArtS.

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