It's always a mix. In playing with a rich ground basing my latest work, Portrait of Charlotte, I found some of those deep rich shadows I have been after – so I feel good having grown some more and also realising this commission from long ago. Through the making of this one, a lovely experience was had with Charlotte and her mum, two great sittings, a hearty and warming process - thank you to you two. But it wasn't without some struggles on my part. My initial charcoal sketch was marathon by itself. So, another priority commission realised - and those others, they are at the fore of my thinking … but later I’ll be with them.
For now, energy has refocused to the opening today at A. K. Bellinger Gallery of An Unguarded Moment. ... https://www.akbellingergallery.com.au/events
It’s an exhibition with my Cousin Kiata Mason and I’m thrilled to be having a show with her. Her work is superb, and has been recognised being a finalist in numerous art prizes including the Dobell, Blake, Paddington, Mosman, Adelaide Perry and many more. Many of her works are of the treasures in her Grans home - so apt for her to elevate these riches in her work … https://www.instagram.com/kiatamasonart/
And then in a blink of an eye – later this week I will be in France and open to influence … stay turned for what may come …