Frustrating month trying to get my head in gear to work on the gardens project. I’ve got a chanace to put this out for feedback through the CAST scratch night but I’m having real difficulty with the animation and scene loading in Unity/Steam so I’m reverting to the travelling through tunnels, or dropping down holes to progress.
In the meantime I finished the set of five sculptures and placed them in the garden. The Garden Sculpture website can be seen on this link. I’ve set it up seperately so I can send it out for applications.
The sculptures are smaller than I’m used to and I’m not sure about them yet. I’m working on a piece about the garden as an inspiration and a site for sculptures that will be posted soon. (don’t hold your breath).
I also set up a site for the paintings I’ve been working on over the last couple of months.
There are three series of five, one completed – still life – and two in progress. Edlington Woods, the one above is the latest in this series.
And paintings of my garden like this one. The site can be seen here Learning to paint
Draw Every Day – July
Continuing to draw every day, from my seat in the kitchen, using Autodesk Sketchbook on my iPad.
Finished the June ‘draw every day’ gallery and started July.
Edlington Woods 1
Edlington Woods 2(primrose)
Started some new paintings and finished some others. I’ve got two series on the go at the moment, one is a series of Edlington Woods paintings, details of the floor mostly, and the other is a series of collared doves and pigeons in the garden.
I’ve continued work on the five/six Balby garden sculptures, trying out finishes with oils and gold leaf with varying measures of success.
Balby Garden 2 (in progress)
I’ve also continued to work on the VR piece, ‘et in arcadia ego’, a journey through a series of gardens with photographic memories inserted withour explanation. This piece was put forward for the Cast theatre scratch night initiative in Doncaster. The tentative working title gives the clue to my intentions. For me the beginnings come from Poussin by way of TS Eliot’s Four Quartets, but rather than the merely elegiac I want (now) to look back to Sannazaro’s original interruption of the idyllic retreat with a dark dream that forces you back to reality where things have inevitably changed.
The last thing for this post is that the piece was accepted for the Scratch Night, so it should be going online somehow, as a work in progress, to draw comments from a panel of arts professionals.
ACE announced that the Lottery Project Grants are returning on the 22nd of July and Barnsley NHS have been in touch to advance the organ donation memorial.
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