Some time back I finished this metre square painting after a long elapse time. I had also been working on about 15 big and bigger canvases layering away as usual until I got happy with the results of each one. Getting this small but lasting burst of job satisfaction with each painting had been taking me longer than usual – not sure why. This lack of productivity despite putting in the hours eventually led to me having to cancel my upcoming exhibition which was scheduled at Tennyson Gallery in Napier – sadly due to a lack of finished work. Tennyson’s is a small but lovely gallery which regularly showcases my work so this felt very bad. Cancelling an exhibition anytime, anywhere is disgraceful arty behaviour of the worst possible kind. Definitely not to be repeated! However finishing this painting Blue Moon Over Kidnappers was a good milestone – and the happy ending was that it did end up being purchased by a Hawkes Bay collector through Tennyson’s.
Above a previous exhibition of my paintings at Tennyson Gallery a few years ago. But don’t you just love that disgracefully wonderful, abstract stainless steel sculpture though!! And below a pop-up Exhibition featuring some of my smaller paintings, staged in Wellington by Tennyson some time ago.