It has been a month since my last entry. All I have to say in mitigation is that very little has been happening worthy of your attention. Very little paint has been spilled in anger and the world has kept on turning in its inexorable way without any significant intervention from yours truly. That being said stuff is about to happen and hopefully things will get more interesting over the next couple of months. So first things first.
Tavistock now has an Artists Market, a monthly event held in Bank Square (on the small 'pay and display' car park by the overpriced fabric shop behind West Street). The first was held last Saturday and was a success in spite of the weather so I have taken a stall at the next which be on Saturday August 20th and if that goes well I'll back in September and October as well. I'm planning to show quite a few works featured on this site and will also have some framed and mounted sketches on sale in the £30 - £50 region. Prices for other paintings will also be reduced for the occasion. So, unique and affordable, what more can I say? Come along and grab a bargain, it opens 9.00am and goes on until 3.00pm. Don't forget to bring your chequebook!
In other news the venues and artists for the Plymouth leg of British Art Show 7 have been announced and can be found here http://plymouthbas7.org/ there also a page on the site for Plymouth Fringe artists and events http://plymouthbas7.org/fringe/ Loads of good stuff there, don't miss it. I still haven't finalised a venue for showing my work but you'll be the first to know when I do.
Meanwhile in the outside world there has been both news and bad. The good, Ai Wei Wei is a (comparatively) free man again and Rupert Murdoch (or at least some of his minions) may not be for for much longer (Dennis Potter thou shouldst be living at this hour, you'd be enjoying it!). And the bad, the death of Lucian Freud, which is quite simply a loss.
Finally, I know I said that very little paint has hit the canvas but I have completed a commission which I'm quite pleased with. It's called 'To Thine Own Self Be True' and it's very obviously after Magritte's 1937 portrait of Edward James (ironically Magritte's original title is 'La Reproduction Interdite').
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.