The "Cats Copper and Car Parts" exhibition in which I entered a painting opened on the 13th May and runs to the end of the month. Finished some jewellery and sent it away to Katz Gallery- nearly died at the cost of the postage. A package that would normally cost $3.50 is now well over $6! NZ Post should be ashamed of such a price rise.
Wednesday at art group I began another cat painting. It's an experiment so have no idea how it will come out but I want to finish it in order to enter it in the Otane Exhibition which begins on the 29th May. However the painters are hanging the paintings next Wednesday so I will have to get a wriggle on in order to finish it. I am also entering my last Hippy Cat picture and perhaps my NZ Art Guild Awards entry although I may alter this slightly as I'm just not happy with it. I have also cards to sell.
While I was painting yesterday I began to get so fed up with my work. It doesn't seem as serious as everyone else's. I looked out some of my older work and was more inspired by that than what I'm doing now. To the left is a rose painting I did on a stone which was bought by a friend in California. The rose is the famous "Peace" that was bred during the Second World War. Roses are one of my favourite flowers but they're so difficult to paint!