Monday, July 16, 2007

National Exhibition of Wildlife Art

I finally completed my squirrel and got her framed ready to meet the deadline for the last handing in day for the NEWA exhibition.
NEWA is the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art and is the biggest wildlife art exhibition outside London.
The 2007 website will open on Saturday 21st July and will showcase the work of all the artists gaining entry to the show. All work will be available for purchase through the website.
The exhibition is held at Gordale Garden Centre on the Wirral, if you like wildlife art and are in the area it will be well worth visiting.
The exhibition runs from the 20th July - 5th August from 9.30am - 6pm every day.

I entered my meerkat 'Sentry Duty' and of course my squirrel 'On the Edge', and have had my fingers crossed that at least one of them got selected.

This morning I found that the list of exhibitors for 2007 was posted on the website. Although I hardly dared look, you cannot imagine my excitement when I saw my name included. I don't know if just one or both have been selected, but I can't wait for the preview evening on Thursday.

Last weekend I attended my second workshop held by Mike Sibley. This time we were studying mist, water and reflections, it was a great two days of which I will write more later.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Almost Finished Squirrel

I have been working on my squirrel and have almost finished her.
There has been a lot of discussion recently about Graphitints and whether they are lightfast. I was aware that some of them are very fugitive but it seems some of the ones that appear lightfast on the chart provided by Derwent, might in fact fade rather quickly. I use the graphitints dry and haven't had any problems so wonder if the addition of water causes them to fade faster.

As I was worried that my squirrel might fade I have changed the indigo graphitint for an indigo prismacolor, and the cool brown graphitint for a brown coloursoft. I also went over the entire squirrel to ensure it wouldn't fade in the near future.