So far this year our class have all been furthering our own styles and preparing now, in earnest, for our end of year exhibition. Painting continues to be a ‘journey’ fluctuating with days that are great and times that are disheartening! However, there are enough good times to keep me going and sharing a space with fellow painters is very motivating. We have many discussions with our tutors, Katherine Stevens and of course the ever-cheerful Matthew Browne. Below are just two works as preparation for the paintings for the exhibition. I am painting people in spaces which hopefully communicates something about them and their relationship with one another. That is the plan anyway. Prior to starting the class this year I ‘broke out’ and painted two landscapes, one of the mamakus near where I spent most of my growing up, and the other of Waihi Beach from a photo Heather took on a silvery day.
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