Delighted that my portrait of #TheBigYin, has been selected as one of ten to be exhibited alongside the specially commissioned works by leading Scottish artists #JohnByrne #RachaelMclean and #JackVettriano. The#BBC's 'Billy Connolly #PortraitofaLIfetime' exhibition is hosted at Glasgow's #PeoplesPalaceMuseum and #WinterGardens and runs through the summer until the comedians 75th birthday in November 2017. Watch the #BBC program following the commissioned artists and how their finished pieces evolved.
Nothing beats the quality of natural lighting. With wonderful sunny weather abound I took the opportunity to archive my work. A procedure of set ups, photographing, uploading and editing can be hindered by the malfunction of 'fingers and thumbs' syndrome; activating the camera when really I wanted the home button and vice versa.
Looking at the screen, ironically I liked what I saw. An image capturing the simplicity of the lightin keeping with the monochromatic themes within my #abstract work. I stopped the editing and made use the of the visual scene in front of me. #Fineart practice revolves around developing ideas and concepts but occasionally opportunity knocks.
' Seven Days in the Art World ' by Sarah Thornton should have been on the reading list at art college. Of course art colleges don't have reading lists as that would be a restricting concept. Regardless, I look to this book as an artist's handbook one that unravels the complex social structures of the international art world circa 2007. Thornton, an ethnographer guides the reader through exclusive circles of curators, collectors and galleryists but not before introducing us to art institutions via college lecturers (artists) and students (artists). Thornton is an exceptional writer avoiding 'art speak' and easily explaining accepted art terms along the way. Seven Days is simultaneously an informative read and an easy read. One that read over and over. Check out some of her other books. Currently I'm indulging myself with '33 Artists in 3 Acts'