The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Friday, 10 June 2016

New Glass and Marble Painting in Progress...



Having finally come back down to earth having won my first award, I am finally back at my easel, where I have been longing to be for the last 3 weeks as I faced an unavoidable break from painting due to some of life's other distractions!

Anyway, let me tell you, I am loving every single brush-stroke of this one!
It is everything I LOVE to paint; Distortion, refraction, reflection and beautiful colours!

Here it is at it's skeletal stage, just my lines mapped out... 






...I am already a lot further in to the process and so far it is going just as I had hoped. 
All I can wish for now is that it continues to go so well.

It's not the large, complex painting I had originally planned, but it is still an 18" x 26" and some things are just meant to be I think. Besides, I have new plans for the larger one now and I'll be starting on that as soon as this one is complete.

Anyway, since I am working on larger paintings, I decided it was time I had a Mahl Stick in my Studio. 
Now I have one, I really don't have a clue how I ever managed without it! 
But, Sherlock had other ideas when he clapped eyes on it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Sherlock, he is our loopy Labrador and he has an obsession with sticks! The bigger the better, as you can see in this photo...




...It was quite some wrestling match I had, in order to reclaim my Mahl Stick! 
In the end it was a piece of cheese that finally swayed things my way. 
Thankfully my stick was unharmed! Phew!





Friday, 3 June 2016

An Award!


Remember the exciting news I shared with you a few posts ago, having made it through to the final of the SAA Artist of the Year, 2016 competition? The painting was initially one of 160 chosen out of over 3,000 entries, to make it through to the final round of judging. (You can read about it here)

Well I have been expecting my painting to arrive back at some point as I never imagined for one moment it would make it any further... But I was completely gobsmacked when instead, I received a letter in the post telling me that my painting was one of the final (48) paintings picked, to be hung in a 3 month exhibition!

And as if that wasn't enough, I also learned that I had received an award!

Out of over 3,000 entries, it's quite some achievement and I have been smiling so much about it that my face actually hurts! 

...'Sandra Busby, Award winning Artist'... 
Lol, Sorry, I just can't help it! Please feel free to give me a slap ;0)

Needless to say, I have been singing it from the roof tops, so if you follow my Facebook Page, you have probably already heard, but naturally I had to share it here too...






...I'm so looking forward to going to the open day and seeing all of the other paintings too!

Anyway, it's time to get my head back down from the clouds and get back to my easel after an unavoidable 3 week break. There's nothing like receiving that kind of news to inspire me, that's for sure! :0)






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