Saturday, April 30, 2011

My First Exhibition - Third Prize

This weekend, two of my portraits are on exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art Show. This is the first time that I have entered into an art show and exhibited my work. So, I was really excited to win third prize with this portrait! 

Now, on to the next project - I am busy, right now, doing preliminary sketches and photos for my next portrait. As always, the first idea develops and changes as the possibilities become reality. 

I discarded my initial idea, as my subject was obviously uncomfortable with her pose. This is a really good sign that the portrait will fail to capture her personality, so I am rethinking how I need to portray her. A second sitting with a different subject produced the following photo.
With some adjustments, this could work, but I am still concerned that the composition lacks interest and focus. I have begun work on tonal studies and close up studies, but I will probably leave this to a future project, in order to develop the idea further.

In the meantime, I am working on a different theme. I will post next time with the pictures and sketches showing how the initial stages of this new portrait progress.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You must be so happy. I can't wait to see your next project

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  2. Thank you, Immy. Yes, I am pleased with this start - all those past commissions and private portraits now leading to some public recognition.
    Thank you for your support, as always. xxx

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  3. I think you did very well getting that prize.
    Sophie
    xxx

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  4. Thank you, Sophie. You are very kind. x

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  5. I love the relaxed position of the subject in this photo.

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  6. Congratulations! Your artwork is beautiful!

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  7. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Mary! It is really so encouraging to get feedback - I appreciate it a lot.

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