A few days in Wellington for my birthday was a real treat. It refreshes the mind to get into life in a bustling city again. Together with the CAFE scene, a visit to a performance by the NZ Ballet and a rather black humour play at the Circa Theatre, the 4.8 jolt on our first night there, and managing to have got out before the airport closures the day after we left - it was a memorable time away.
The obligatory visit to a few galleries was worthwhile if only to see that Max Gimlett was still peddling the gold covered 'life rings' etc, and that Giglee prints are becoming even more popular (our hotel room had patterned prints on the walls to match the decor, and the reception a huge projected video of what looked like ink in agitated water. Mixed media in all forms is alive and well, and Te Papa once again had the floor designated for NZ artwork 'closed for refurbishment'.
So I got back in my studio determined to enjoy my creativity and not worry about the trends. Out came the acrylic skins I had prepared a few weeks ago and the round gessoed canvas (just for a change of format) and with my painty clothes on I got to work adhering the skins to the support to the strains of Bach.
Painting is a Hard Wired Blog
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"Colour is the influence of the soul: colour is a keyboard, the eyes are the hammers and the soul is the piano with many strings. The artists the hand that plays, touching one key or another purpose fully, to create vibrations of the soul".