OMG OMG Oh My God!
So excited, my watercolor Whaling Morgan (just a post below) been selected by a panel to the Final of ANL Seafarers Art Prize in Melbourne! So happy for that ship, my weak attempt to celebrate the magnificence of her sails and shape and overall perfect beauty will be shown to people! The exhibition will be in Melbourne, 717 Flinders Street, from 6 to 17 of October, there are many many great maritime artworks, I'm really thrilled to be amongst them!
Just so happens, I was off work for a week, had some time to relax, reflect and paint/draw without time restriction. Oh what a life! I wish I could live like that! Had a few attempts to plein air with pastels, quite unhappy with the result to be honest - but I think I will continue, pastel is easier thing for outside - or I just love the novelty feeling)) After the second completely frustrating try to do outdoor I just let myself to relax and made a postcard-style landscape, I am usually not a big fan of this things, but it was just nesessary to have some relative success to overcome the frustration of a few recent attempts:)
And finally, I've put some of my works on BlueThumb online gallery, just in case - not like I have high hopes to live off my art))
And another useful thing I've done duringthis lazy week - finished off Josef Zbukvic's book on watercolor. Enourmous amount of great advice, it all is sinking in now, but sure I'll apply lots of ideas from there.