To Bendemeer and back

Last weekend I travelled to Bendemeer (Tamworth district, NSW Australia) for the opening of the “Colours of Autumn Bendemeer Art Show” where I had seven paintings hanging. It was my first show. I made several paintings while sitting outside under several trees. My current aim is to work on painting from life more.

Here is the view from underneath one of those trees; the little starbursts on the left are cobbler’s pegs which hitch a lift in socks and jeans. Isn’t nature amazing? Imagine evolving to cling onto socks? How did they know?

I have also been putting a lot of time into joining up to and uploading work to Red Bubble. There are thousands of artists and artworks there. Go and have a look!

Painting and painting

Gully gum

I have been having a ball painting and painting and painting. I will have lots to hang at the next exhibition from June to August at the Gordon Library, but that’s not the only reason I’m painting; I am excited to see what each canvas will end up looking like because I never know!

The tip

I put all of the paintings on my online gallery as I paint them ( -”Kerry Thompson” is my non nom de plume) and I leave them there even if I later paint over them. I always think it is interesting seeing just how somebody’s work changes as they develop and what came before what and what ideas pop up again later. I’m putting everything in the gallery so that the whole story is there.

I met this tree in France