I’m working on plenty of projects this October. The series of paintings of Gloucester are complete and now hung in Pilgrims shop. These turned out to be a bright and vibrant range of paintings, and personally I enjoyed practising some perspective and proportion for a bit.
Here is all the paintings grouped together as a ‘taster’ collage of the exhibition. The shop is located at 3 College Court, Gloucester GL1 2NJ, more details on their Facebook page @PilgrimsGloucester.
In my free time in the last couple of weeks I have been drawing some ideas for set designs. The Oakridge Players are performing their pantomime ‘Aladdin’ from the 24-26th November and I was invited to design, draw and make the set and scenes for the play. Luckily I am not alone in the set design group! It is a big job to say the least. My plan is to make a series of digital drawings for the main backdrop that will be projected onto the main stage using a high tech short throw lens. The set might also need some props and painted flats to give some dimension to the stage. It is a challenge for me as I’ve not done anything quite like this but I’m looking forward to seeing how drawings can manifest into a huge scene!
With autumn here I have collected some wonderfully crispy and colourful leaves around the garden and on my walks. The textures and shapes of the leaves are wonderful subject matter to explore in charcoal. I am experimenting with drawing some compositions to express the movement and shape of the forms which I’d like to continue in oil paint. The way the charcoal shifts and moves quite quickly is something I’d like to mirror in my painting technique.
Jonathon bought me this beautiful handmade sketchbook, made from natural handmade papers and the feeling of the sketchbook is just like my crisp autumnal leaves. What’s also nice is the toned paper, which I can use black and white inks with it very nicely to give a quick sense of the shape and textures. Something so minimal as a white line on a pale toned paper is very subtle and effective.
I’ve recently been accepted as an artist on New Blood Art, which is an online website that is carefully curated by emerging artists, so I am very pleased to be on this website too..! You can check me out on http://www.newbloodart.com/artist/3288/georgina–bouzyk
In the meantime I am blessed here in the countryside with some very sunny weather, so I am heading out to paint some local scenes and explore some of the area around Waterlane, as there are a multitude of beautiful walks I have not explored! I also have a commission I am proudly working on, more pictures will be coming soon once I have finished, so watch this space.