"Looking Out." First cockerel watercolour of 2010
What a difference a year makes.
In 2009 I was elected to the SWA,Society of Women Artists as an Associate Member by handing in a collection of cockerel paintings. I was so thrilled when I heard all four paintings were accepted in the Annual Exhibition but even more over the moon to hear I had won the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award. I will never forget the presentation ceremony or the inspirational comments given to me by the SWA and Anthony during the exhibition.
Over the last twelve months I have wanted more from my art. I am a hard task master and I am aware I have a long way to go to achieve my goal of subjects actually jumping off the paper in a way that creates a sense of movement but I feel my explorations in technique to be unsual and unique as an artist are getting somewhere. I am growing as an artist and my art is evolving. My energy along with never ending enthusiasm is my constant drive to improve and please myself on how my work looks.
I wonder if you feel a difference in movement between the latest cockerel paintingabove finished this morning compared with the winning piece " Morning Calls " from last year.
"Morning Calls " SWA Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award 2009
My next painting looks so exciting already and my Spring Exhibition promises to be really full of life this year.And surprises.
Artist Tip: Set a goal of how you wish to improve and work towards it!
Listen to the Artist.....