Dufton Art in the Hills exhibition.
As promised, I am writing this week about my visit to the Dufton Art in the Hills exhibition.
But first I must tell you that I solved the problems that I had last week. I stopped the cats keeping me up at night, and I found out why my knee wasn't getting better. I had slightly dislocated my kneecap. I popped back when I kneeled down on the floor and now it is getting better steadily. However it is a bit weak so I got very tired at the exhibition and I haven't done much today.
Back to the exhibition, I went with my friend Barbara and she was enthusiastic about the quality of the art. There were examples of all mediums. We both loved these sculptures made out of cutlery.
I hope you can see the humming bird on the left.
I must apologise that I didn't write down the names of the artists. I apologise to the artists in particular.
If anyone wants to know who they are I can find out for you.
Pencil on the left and a photograph on the right. Both are equally full of atmosphere.
This lady works in all mediums. I like the pastel of the dog's eye.
This is brilliantly done, enhanced with stitching.
Finally two of my portraits, and a painting by my friend which I like so much that I voted it as my favourite artwork.
I have a pastel and an oils. The portrait in oils isn't quite finished. She asked me to fluff out her hair. It was rather flat on the day we took the photos. Of course I agreed, saying that I am better than Photoshop. I am pleased at how vivid the portrait looks. Remember it's my first attempt in oils.
I love this painting of Jean's granddaughter in Dufton Ghyll.
I wasn't able to finish the portrait of Gucci, the gypsy dog, in time for the exhibition. It is nearly finished except for the grass in front of her. I chose a photo that had been cut off at the bottom because I was holding the camera very low to get the photo at Gucci's eye level, and I couldn't look through the lens. I have used some of the other photos to see what I lost, including the grass she is lying on.
My new camera can connect with my new iPad by wifi so I spent some time this afternoon trying to make it work. Next time I want a very low angle for a photo, I will be able to see what the camera is looking at on my iPad screen. What an amazingly useful thing. I also uploaded the photos above, into the iPad by the wifi. It was very slow. I won't use it for a lot of photos but it is useful for small numbers.