'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 27 March 2014

3D Tour of the Eagle Gallery!

© Google

You can now visit The Eagle Gallery (the Bedfordshire Artist's Co-operative) virtually by taking a 3D tour on Google! Just on the image above. You can just see my painting Grove hanging in the centre of the screen grab, and I have Sacred Landscape 5 on the opposite wall as you click your way around. Isn't technology wonderful?  :-).


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Art of Poetry Exhibition, Obsidian Art

21 March - 27 April
'The Art of Poetry'
Obsidian Art

Layby Farm, Old Risborough Road
Stoke Mandeville
Bucks HP22 5XJ

The Owl Knows and The Innermost Garden will be at Obsidian Art as part of an exhibition of poetry inspired Art. You know how much I like putting poetry around my paintings so this was right up my street! Even better, The Owl Knows will also be published in the book which will accompany the Exhibition: 'The Art of Poetry', edited by gallery owner Trisha Woodcock. It's a beautiful compilation of artworks and the poems which have inspired them. The book can be ordered directly from the Gallery. See a preview of the book here. My tawny owl is there on page 6-7 along with 'The Two Trees' by WB Yeats - one of my favourite poems. Obsidian Art itself is always a gallery full of treasures and well worth the trip over.


Thursday, 6 March 2014

Mini-acrylic paintings

I've been trying to think of ways to add interest to the exhibition I'm doing at the Eagle Gallery in June (see fab poster on the right!) and have been painting up some small 6" x6" canvases with acrylics. I've tried to maintain my combination of text and image by putting words around the canvas edge. I figure that as the space is there why not use it? And the smaller the painting is, the bigger, in relation, that chunky edge seems. I've kept to small canvases as I haven't painted with anything this hefty since doing oils donkey's years ago, so I thought I'd start out bijou! It's been a lot of fun, although I don't think it will ever replace my love for the luminosity of watercolour. It's so.... heavy. On the upside I'm not used to being able to paint over/scrape off mistakes. It's a bit of a luxury not to feel that at any point you can ruin it forever with one badly judged wash.

The Sun Horse has a lot of gold at the bottom and on the fringes of the horse's mane which, sadly, can't really be seen on the photo. The hidden words around the edge say 'PASSION  ENERGY  STRENGTH   AND FIRE'.  I like him so much it's going to be hard to put him up for sale in the exhibition, but I really must stop keeping all my horses.

© Sue Wookey
The painting below is one of those mad ideas that come to you in dreams. Saying Hello to the Moon is both the title and forms the words around the edge of the canvas. I'm hoping to complete two more mini-canvases before June. Nothing like a serious exhibition to make you work your socks off!

© Sue Wookey