Count down to Exhibition opening

The artist at work

The artist at work

As I count down to the opening of my one-man- exhibition at Maxwell winery towards the end of  September, I have again adjusted my thoughts on the final pieces to be completed.

I am currently working on the last piece, a small 30 x 30 cm canvas which will form a pair with an earlier completed sepia toned image of an old railway water pump at Milang Station. This last piece is an old domestic pump in Willunga and will bring a full stop to my work for this exhibition.

Despite having plenty of time to do more, I will halt my output now, one painting short of what I intended. (24 instead of 25) for a couple of reasons. Firstly because rather than physically squeeze the final painting into the space I have available at Maxwells, I think it is better to spread what I have comfortably into the space. Secondly, and more importantly, because I find my self starting to labour,  trying to force out ideas and motivate myself to complete the task. I must be getting tired and it is time to stop!

It will be great to spend the last month leisurely doing the necessary jobs to prepare for the event itself. Finishing off pieces, varnished and  ready to hang, is one thing I still need to do and preparing labels for paintings, biographical sheets, price lists, advertising flyers to my corporate contacts at clubs and businesses and the second round of invitations still have to be sent to a few people.

I already have RSVPs to the opening for 34 friends and family and others who have said they will come to see the exhibition during the time it is displayed throughout October and November.

Sooooo …… to the next level of organisation for this exhibition.


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