Cockerel seeming to jump off the paper as it develops via colour and brushstrokes
Minus a preliminary sketch
Yesterday a collection of watercolours left my studio to be framed for the Market Street Gallery exhibition which opens on 21st October. In this show the cover of my book will be on view for the first time and I felt that connection as artists do when these special pieces leave you for a length of time. It is a favourite and always will mean a lot to me. But so will the favourites which I have parted with for this event like the cat that has been here with me for some time because I just couldn't part with its eye of all things! The green always seemed to connect with me and a I had a feeling of happiness simply by looking at it. It is so strange how an image can change our moods or lift our spirits. I seem to have pieces that do just that and I have been told this is why they become collectible as much as their composition and subject matter. The feeling behind each piece and emotions it triggers.
This is my second show at the Market Street Gallery this year as I held a successful exhibition there in Spring of this year.
Now it is time to complete the body of work for my exhibition in London which opens in November, In fact I have two exhibitions next month but one is a group show which I am delighted to have been invited to particpate in. I will share more details on these later because this morning I really do need to get those brushes moving magically.
Sometimes subjects literally seem to jump off the paper and come towards me while I work as in the above cockerel which needs a name. Perhaps one will come to me today when I complete it!