Saturday, July 23, 2011

Masters Of The Sky and Summer Bee

I've had a productive few days and have completed three paintings over the past few days; I Feel Nothing Nothing Nothing (I might add more nothings yet!), Masters Of The Sky (pictured) and Lost In The Colours Of Cheshire which was originally a study but was too pretty to throw away.

Last Wednesday another new painting, Summer Bee (below), won the first prize in the Art Support annual competition, which was a nice surprise. There were about 30 entries this year and I wasn't sure if I was going to enter at all because I had to devise and paint an idea in one evening. This result spurred me on.

That painting will be on exhibition at The Cubby Hole, Crewe, from the 5th August to the 29th of September. I've sold two reproductions already. Number three of twelve will cost £30 framed, and the original painting is £65.

Now, onward! I've listed several paintings which are in progress and deserve to be completed. These have the at least the planning complete and will now start to move on painting. There are ten.

I've also listed a few of my best ideas that would make good artworks in their own right, there are four, all new. I'll try to complete those too this year. That should make for a good year's production.


Carolyn Abrams said...

Mark, i absolutely love Summer Bee! the concept, the technique...everything! Superb!

Robin Samiljan said...

Congratulations, well deserved. Summer Bee reminds me of air, light, and gentle breezes.

Mark Sheeky said...

Thank you both! It seems that a lot of people like Summer Bee. I'm not sure if there's much "meaning" behind it but it was fun to paint. I might do more like this...