Something of a catch up post after a busy week of networking and, well just working really. Not a great start when the Art's Birthday events scheduled for Plymouth last Saturday failed to happen. Doubtless post mortems (post mortii?) have already been held but the problems were not of the making of the of the artists. A real shame and something of a disappointment.
By contrast the British Art Show fringe meeting on Tuesday night was ridiculously well attended and full of like minded people desperately trying to find something to disagree about. Being artists they managed it in the end but it was a close run thing. It was great to finally put faces to Facebook profiles and Twitter names and meet so many fellow artists in the flesh. I'm looking forward to the next meeting and watching developments closely. The Fringe Facebook page is here http://on.fb.me/edXTqZ if you'd like to be involved.
Thursday's Arts Matrix relaunch was another chance to network and to listen to Matthew Collings (him off the telly) talk about his own work for a change. Arts Matrix details and future events here http://artsmatrix.plymouthart.ac.uk/
In between all this frankly unaccustomed extra-mural activity I did manage to cram in some solid working time. The Leslie Howard diptych is into its final (I hope) tinkering stage and I made a start at yet another painting of the sainted Leslie, this time taken from 'Pimpernel Smith' rather than 'The First of the Few'. A couple of phone pictures (with provisional titles) are below and I'll post everything to the main site once I've fixed my PC (I'm borrowing my wife's laptop for this post). I'm also thinking about a major site redesign but more news on that next time ...
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.