Thanks, Artisue, you always say the right thing.
Thank you for the kind words Corryna. I like the look of the metal voile you showed on your blog. It looks like gold leaf flakes. Who makes it?
I am now ready for the classes and most of the Jersey stuff is done. The exhibition work is on-going, mostly because I got so carried away with the ‘quicky’, hopefully saleable, items. Here are some more floating fossils.
A background of ammonite drawings, with a little colour added using tinted charcoal.
Then some cast paper fossils, painted with grey mica and brushed with blue and verdigris wax when dry. Then I drew some tiny fossil-like shapes and digitised them. I spaced them out so that I could free machine in between them.
I’d found some really deep frames and they look OK now they are finished. I have priced them quite cheaply as they were not supposed to be so much work. Pricing is so difficult and you don’t want to put the work out of people’s reach. On the other hand, it devalues everyone’s efforts if it is too cheap. The gallery, quite rightly, also has to take a share. Everyone is saying that it is hard to sell anything now so they may not go anyway.
I am going to put the labels on the five finished pieces. That always makes me feel virtuous. Four more to go but two of them are mixed media, which I am teaching at the Jersey festival so they can be finished over there.