Wednesday, 7 March 2012
I'm not one to talk about myself much, which must seem a strange thing to say here, given that this blog is all about me. But what I really mean is that in person, I don't like talking about me.
However, now and again I like to take the opportunity to answer written questions about my art. In the past, I've answered questionnaires from 'A' Level students tasked with writing a study of a local artist. Some contained quite searching questions, some were more basic. I finally gave up agreeing to them when the promised copies of the eventual studies didn't materialise.
But recently I was asked by Joanna the Mad if I'd be prepared to answer some questions for publishing on her blog, facebooklet.ca . I agreed and found the experience interesting as usual. I hope you'll check out the interview on her blog. You can make up your own mind about the pencil drawing she's done of me. I'm afraid I'm rather averse to being photographed or drawn.
The written form of interview is helpful, because it provides the opportunity to consider and rethink the answers and in time, I think those answers may be helpful to me when it comes to working out where I want to go.
"Where I want to go?" Oh, more on that vexed question in due course, I'm sure.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
I was able to spend a little time at the Biscuit Factory, photographing my paintings hanging in the Figure8 show. They looked good, I thought - better than these photographs might suggest - and were very well received at the Private View, but sales were absent. Depressing though that is, it's made more bearable by the general absence of red spots throughout the gallery. Obviously the financial climate isn't favourable to fine art sales.
The show is finished now and I'm faced with the usual problem of bringing the pictures home. Taxi again, I suppose.