Monday, 27 August 2012

Framing just about done - but still have to attach the screws and wire tomorrow. Plus have to decide on titles and prices - then plan exactly where everything is going to go on the walls so I'm not dithering about on Wednesday.... Looking forward to having it all done and dusted and seeing everyone on Thursday at the private view. The image is called 'Under the Outlet', an A4 size paint and collage composition on card, inspired by work started at Hightown beach on the Merseyside coast. I'll post lots more of the work I'm exhibiting when I've got time. Got to finish some stuff which is on MDF (so doesn't need framing & paint the sides & varnish each too. 

Meanwhile.... here's an ink painting I did when I was a student, from a tiny photo of my great grandmother (my mother's grandmother). It's a good likeness. It must have been taken in the 50s some time and she is still dressed in a late-Victorian style. She was a fierce woman who brought up, I think it was 8 living children - her husband and a 2 year old died the same year. She took over her husband's job as caretaker of a school in Waterford in Ireland, but on retirement came and lived with her daughter & family throughout the war and later. She shared my Mum and her sister's bedroom and made sure they got up in time for Mass. My friends will now be able to see where my profile comes from.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Went to Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool yesterday to measure up for the exhibition. Sending out postcards with image and lettering, as above, as invitations- info on the other side. Still have a LOT to do.... Private View is on Thursday 30th August 5.30 - 7.30 (theatre-goers will be arriving from 7.30 for the evening's performance) & exhibition will be on until 29th Sep. Open Mon-Sat 12-6pm. 
Had a bit of a nostalgic wander around that part of Liverpool. Elegant Georgian terraces, though Canning Street, where we lived in a top floor flat, is still a bit scruffy.