In Margaret River, WA for April
Little_Guy_Margaret River maze WA©01 2018
A quiet to average month with a few jobs done hiring my studio and gear out to other photographers this month and shooting small client jobs.
I entered one of my Japanese ink brush paintings in the Mornington Peninsular Regional Gallery 2018 National Works on Paper award.
So hopefully I may get chosen to exhibit. Announcement is on 27th April. Fingers crossed. :-).
Unfortunately I was unsuccessful on this occasion, but there is always next year.
A busy time travelling and shooting in and around Margaret River, WA.
Upon my return to Melbourne I went and did a Botanical Illustration workshop at NGV with the illustrator Mali Moir to aid my drawing, covering topics of scaling, working to a grid, how to accurately measure botanicals and shading.
It was a good opportunity to concentrate on joy scribble technique working up from hard to soft pencils. Slowly building up layer upon layer. The aspect that I got the most out of was scaling working to a grid and transferring the outline using tracing paper on the the final watercolour paper.
Not how I usually work, as I start onto final paper and scale up using hand eye coordination. I need to work more with a kneadable rubber, in previous efforts I have found it leads to smudging if not used carefully.
Reading : Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World
The Greatest Salesman in the World Part II The End of the Story
Watching : Liverpool on its winning run
Listening : Animals by Pink Floyd
Eating : Yarra Valley Persian Fetta