Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Chiaroscuro

At the beginning of the year I joined the RQAS - Royal Queensland Art Society, and resolved to exhibit more work during the year. The first exhibition was entitled Abstract. My entry was Bark Layers, a painting done on birch panel with oil and cold wax. 

The next exhibition for members is Chiaroscuro. The exhibition opens on Wednesday,15th March 7.00pm for 7.30pm and runs until Thursday 29th March.  
RQAS Gallery 3/162 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am to 3.30 pm

Some information from the RQAS website:

This is the Renaissance term for the contrast of light and shadow so it fits that to celebrate World Bipolar Day on March 30th, this exhibition will raise awareness for Bipolar Disorder and mental health. Opening night will include speech from Anne Naylor author of “Art from Adversity: a life with Bipolar”, live music and nibbles. There will be a cover charge ($5 donation to Black Dog Institute) on opening night for attendees who are not exhibiting in the show. A selection of donated works will be auctioned off at the opening to raise funds for Black Dog Institute.

My entry, Reverie,  is a charcoal and graphite drawing. The inspiration was a muse from the Sktchy app - an online community of artists and art lovers around the world. It’s a place to share your artwork and get inspiration from hundreds of reference images. This particular image resonated with me because I felt that Eva Charlotte was lost in thought. 


Reverie - charcoal and graphite on Arches Satin paper 

And the framed drawing:


Reverie - charcoal and graphite on Arches Satin paper