|'My Somewhere Else,' acrylic and ink on canvas, 50 x 50 cm|
It is just over a month since I last posted. It has been a packed month which included a visit of 8 days to Cyprus, and painting through the hottest days of the summer so far in the UK. I am going to post a few of the new paintings.
Then yesterday I received good news: an email that told me I have been selected for the Dafen 1st International Art Biennale, (Shenzhen, China) which I applied to mid-May. I have posted the submitted painting several times before but will post again! The theme was Social Integration and Opening Up, and my painting is entitled 'Social Integration, Peace and Opening Up,' and it is acrylic and oil on canvas, 100 by 140 cm. I had given up on hearing any news about this exhibition because submitting my image file turned out to be so hard and I thought it had failed. I'd spent some 6 hours one evening trying to resize a file that was too small! The online form required a file not less than 5 MB, and in the end I had to make my file a TIFF file which made it 25 MB. I had no idea if the file had loaded to their online form so I sent it by email too. I think it is time to buy a better quality camera that can give higher resolution images. The image posted below is not the most accurate image but gives an idea of the work.
|'They Passed Many Trees on Their Way to the Mountains,' (2) acrylic and ink on canvas - in progress|