Preliminary Finals

It’s finals time in Australia – Australian Football League (AFL) finals that is. Australians love AFL. On Grand Final Day the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) hosts over 100,000 people to watch the spectacle live. The atmosphere is electric. The highest attendance at an AFL grand final was in 1970 when a record crowd of 121,696 spectators watched the game. 

Never before, in its 123 year history, has the grand final been played outside of Victoria, but this year, due to COVID-19, it is going to be played at the GABBA in the central suburb of Brisbane, Woolloongabba, Queensland on October 24, 2020 at 6:30pm local time.

I have been working on this painting for a while now and it just so happens that the Richmond Tigers are playing in the preliminary finals.

Tiger army

A print of this Tiger army will make a great gift for Richmond supporters.  Available at: https://pjpaintings.com/collections/sporty-emus/products/sports-tiger-army-football-watercolour

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and if your team is still in the running, I hope that they go well.

Art Delivery

I suppose it was about four years ago when I cold canvassed Saddler’s Court Gallery in Richmond, Tasmania. I’d classify myself as a quietly confident but somewhat shy person.  I’m very comfortable with the fact that some people aren’t going to be into my art as much as others. Nevertheless, it does feel awkward showing and asking somebody that you’ve never met, if they’d be interested in selling your art.  Thankfully, the response was “yes” and ever since that day, I’ve been able to have my prints and greeting cards in a well-regarded, highly esteemed and respected gallery, alongside Tasmanian artists such as: Peter Glover, Terry Gough, David Hopkins, Dana Frey, Steve Howie, Danny Benson, Karen Armstrong, Roger Murphy and more.

Today, I delivered more prints and greeting cards to the gallery. There is stunning art show on now at the gallery.  It is really worth the drive.

After the art delivery, I sat across the street and tried to draw the historic building.

saddler's gallery

Saddler’s Court Gallery was opened in 1968.

All the best and thanks for stopping by.

 

 

PjPaintings at Salamanca Market July 28, 2018

I briefly saw the blood moon, the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, on my drive to the market this morning.  It looked quite small from where I was seeing it.  I had planned to take a photo of it but didn’t because I thought it would look rather insignificant taking it just with my phone.

It was a warm and clear blue sky day at the market today.  Quite a few stall holders were away enjoying a holiday, and so were many visitors, enjoying a Tasmanian holiday, including a few people from Launceston, the north of the state. A mother, visiting from Brisbane, bought a whale print of ‘Weightless’ to take back and give to her twelve year old daughter.

Weightless
Weightless

‘Beachside Chatter’ was purchased as a gift for a niece.  ‘Helping Hands’ is going to a mother, and a dog sitter this weekend, who lives in Melbourne. She has a bird feeder and Superb-fairy wrens regularly visit her back garden.

Beachside Chatter
Beachside Chatter

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Helping Hands

A ‘Salamanca Saturdays’ tote bag was bought for a well-travelled sister, who lives in Sydney. Salamanca Market is her favourite market.

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Salamanca Saturdays Tote Bag (made in Australia)

A lady from North Carolina, USA bought the Tasmanian series: ‘Retail Therapy, Salamanca’, ‘Salamanca Fresh’ and ‘Richmond Bridge, Tasmania’.  A retired teacher, from South Australia, purchased an original painting of a Yellow-tailed black cockatoo and a couple owl prints.

A couple from NSW purchased a few platypus paintings to hang up in a cottage on their property. They asked for them to be framed.  They said that their adult son loves platypus and they laughingly said that they will write on the backs of the framed pictures that they are for him when they die.

The whale prints and original platypus paintings were the most popular this weekend.

A thought to ponder:  “Tell your own story, and you will be interesting, Louise Bourgeois 

Wishing you a creatively happy week, from the Pjpaintings stall #30 at Salamanca Market.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂