Linden Postcard Show 2015

It’s very exciting when I can enter an art competition and be shown in a real gallery! I entered the postcard show last year when I was just starting out in oils. I made a few mistakes and definitely had them in mind when entering this year.

vfitzartist succulents oil on canvas 2014

Just putting anything on a canvas – I painted a picture that was disjointed. I didn’t have a vision, style or end goal (see right “succulents”, oil on canvas, 20x25cm, 2014). That is the beauty of my State of Being Alphabet Series; I have 26 paintings to try whatever I want. Unfortunately with a competition just ‘anything’ won’t win you anything and has a high chance of not being purchased.

This year I have gotten into my style ‘groove’ and took a concept I couldn’t use for the State of Being Alphabet and made a mini version. It was much more enjoyable still having that ‘free reign’ but more of a defined style to follow. (And an actual story behind the painting)

Leaving entering too late – Last year I only entered one piece because of poor planning and with high entry fees it was a bit of a bust.

This year wasn’t much better I’m afraid to say. It was about 3 weeks before the show entry deadline and I hadn’t started! Feeling resourceful I painted them in acrylics because I knew they took less time to dry and therefore I had more time to manipulate my images.

Overall I think I did well but more planning next year- I might have to paint a few small works earlier in preparation!

If you are in the area the exhibition is on at:

Linden New Arts
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182
19 September – 21 November 2015
I have the below two works on show and available for purchase 🙂

Internecine
adj. mutually destructive
Acrylic, Modeling Paste and Ylang Ylang Sand on Canvas, 20x25cm, 2015

internecine vfitzartist textured abstract acrylic painting 2015 Melbourne Abstract Artist

Canorous
adj. Melodious, resonant
Acrylic, Modeling Paste and Ylang Ylang Sand on Canvas, 20x25cm, 2015

vfitzartist canorous acrylic on canvas 2015 Melbourne Abstract Artist

New Painting “Internecine”

I loved creating this painting. This is painted for the Linden Postcard Show in September this year.

I realised I only had 3 weeks left to enter so I painted this with acrylics. I haven’t used them on canvas in a while and it was such fun reacting to them as they dry so quickly I had to change some of my techniques while still trying to keep my style.

I used modeling paste and sand to create texture.

Internecine
adj. mutually destructive
internecine_acrylic-on-canvas