Sunday, 2 October 2011
I have seen the sample of the exhibition poster which Tay-CAD are producing for me, and it is excellent. These will be going up in shops, hotels, pubs and eateries around the north-east of Scotland prior to the event. My framer is busy with my paintings at the moment, fares and accommodation have been booked, and my first grant claim form has been submitted to the SIC's economic development unit for payment. All extraneous factors seem to be going well, and only the artwork remains to be completed!
While I am struggling to get the last three new artworks finished (and alterations done to some older ones) in time for the Catterline display, the orders are building up too. I have been promising these potential clients that I'll start work on their artworks before the end of October, and I hope that they keep faith with me meantime. As someone pointed out to me recently, it's better than having an empty order book, and I suppose there are many artists who would dearly love to have my "problem"!
The painting which illustrates this post is of the Aberdeen trawler "Leswood" heading south-east from Lerwick in choppy weather conditions, with the Bressay lighthouse bearing silent witness to her departure. I hope to have my portrayal of the Arbroath-registered seiner/trawler "Random Harvest II" ready to illustrate another blog posting this time next week, but, given the broken promises of my last post, I am reluctant to make such a rash definite undertaking! The last two new works for the Catterline exhibition are of tall ship compositions, and I just hope to have them both ready for the event. This is dependent on metaphorical fair winds between now and then. May only gentle zephyrs fill your sails this week!