Since my last post my proposal for my first solo exhibition has been accepted – I’m excited as the 16 year old that still resides in me!
In the past 7 weeks I’ve created 7(!) more acrylic paintings for my exhibition which is under wraps for now. 1st May 2021 will be the opening night.
I take a break from the acrylics now and then, sitting down to ‘doodle’. Here is the second version of my Parakeelya Shoe and the third in my Wildflower Shoe Series #2 – ballpoint pens on paper for mixed media – 210gsm, made by St Cuthberts Mill, UK.
When I have just a few minutes spare, or when I need a rest from standing at my easel, I’m tempted to pick up a ballpoint pen and doodle. So now I’ve started Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – Ballpoint pens on mixed media paper. Meet a different Blue Stars Shoe!
Blue Stars Shoe – Wildflower Shoe Series 2 – by Helen Lock
I first met this strong looking woman about 7 years ago. We used to pass her on our daily walks . She stood tall, weathered by life experiences, feeling her age yet soldiering on – that is until she gave way for a fire break… I’m glad I started her portrait before her demise and have reference photos.
Remembering it as an easy trail, except for the last part, we climbed Castle Rock in the Porongurups on the 24th. Either our memories or our bodies must have played a trick on us as it was a long slog up to the first lookout! The vertical climb from there up to the skywalk was well worth the struggle as the views in the sunshine were stunning.