It's almost time for the Petersfield exhibition in the Festival Hall. I appreciate the fellow artists who sacrificed watching football to allow for a smooth hand-in process last Sunday.
A popular feature of the exhibition are the box frames, which are sold for just £35 and can be taken away straight away. This year, they will be exhibited in the Rose Room.
Many items are already snapped up at the preview evening, so if you have the chance, pop in this Wednesday between 7-9pm. The exhibition officially opens on Thursday at 10am.
My box frame offering includes 3 still lives in oil. The 2 paintings of a bowl with an apple and an egg were still lives I set up according to instructions I received in the Evolve Art Course. The colourful painting with the pear and abricot is also painted in oil, but was painted from my imagination in my Khadi sketchbook, using oil paints that were left over from various painting exercises.
I need a bit of play time after a few hours of intense concentration. (I have even resorted to wearing my reading glasses to paint more accurately when I am doing my realistic oil sketches!)
The fourth box frame is a mixed media collage. For me, butterflies are a symbol of transformation and are hidden in several of my paintings. Here they are the stars of the artwork.
I am stewarding at the Festival Hall this Saturday morning, so please say hi if you are visiting then.