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King of The Land


King of The Land

Hi everyone, I am releasing this image to share with you all, it is still in progress and I will upload a final image later on in January. This drawing is going to be the promotional piece for my April 2011 exhibition at the Regional Outback Gallery in Winton Queensland Australia. It is an image of my sister's husband on horse back (only the saddle and horses mane will be drawn) he is sitting on his horse back looking out over his huge farm below. He sits and ponders the future as his eldest son is about to marry and wonders what the future holds. He is quietly confident and proud of his land, titled 'King Of The Land' I really admire my brother in law, he is amazing and what he has achieved is a testament to his inner courage and wonderful partnership with my sister.

This image is quite large created on Arches watercolour smooth paper with 2B charcoal pencil, HB charcoal pencil, graphite pencils; H, HB, 2B 4B 5B 6B 8B using an electric eraser where needed, blending with a q-tip and tissues, it measures 85cm high will be my show piece once it is framed. The pieces I am currently creating are all in the mentored level classroomon drawpj for exclusive viewing but will be released to you all once the exhibition is openned shortly after the middle of March. It is usual practice for artists to keep their works hidden until their art openning night. I am only releasing this piece because it is my promotion piece. Feel free to ask any questions and remember it is still a work in progress so its not a finished artwork yet. Cheers All



    Cindy,
    Very nice drawing. I'm looking forward to seeing it completed. Did you mention if your doing a 1 person viewing or a community contest with placing and prizes? What type of frame will you use? an old grey barn weathered wood or something more fresh? Will you make a limited number of prints to sell? also, I want to ask if you sell your original drawings/paintings or keep them.
    Keep us posted.
    Scott
    PencilPaw
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    Cindy Wider
    Dec 10 2010 02:23 AM

    Cindy,
    Very nice drawing. I'm looking forward to seeing it completed. Did you mention if your doing a 1 person viewing or a community contest with placing and prizes? What type of frame will you use? an old grey barn weathered wood or something more fresh? Will you make a limited number of prints to sell? also, I want to ask if you sell your original drawings/paintings or keep them.
    Keep us posted.
    Scott
    PencilPaw


    Thanks for the questions Scott, this is for a gallery curated solo (just me exhibiting) exhibition for the Outback Regional Gallery in Winton outback Regional gallery which is funded by the Winton Shire Council, so all expenses for my exhibition are covered (apart from art materials and freighting the works there.) I believe they only invite four outside artists a year to be included in the gallery-curated solo exhibition program. I was contacted by the gallery about two years ago after one of the gallery members saw my bright bold paintings in the book I wrote 'Paint In Your Pyjamas' and asked me if I would be interested in submitting a proposal which I did and was successfully awarded the exhibition.

    In answer to your question about framing, I am still considering that and will let you know when I have decided what will work with the exhibition as a whole. What I normally do for framing in an exhibition is to wait until I have created the entire body of work then decide what will work cohesively as an entire collection.

    And will I seell the original drawings and paintings; yes these images will be for sale and I haven't decided about printing yet. I have created my own silk screen prints in the past and also sold many editions of giclee prints but this exhibition is different, I might create some lino-cut prints of some pieces. Not sure yet.

    This exhibition is special because of the location and situation it is being displayed in; its a wonderful thing because (being a regional gallery and curated) its not all about the sale of the works as it is when I am represented by commercial galleries; there is more pressure with those to do works that at least have a chance of selling. This exhibition will be for sale but to sell is not my primary objective. Of course I want to sell the work but I first and foremost am interested in creating the work for a sense of fulfilment. Drawing and painting help me to grow and heal and understand my world more and also wish to bring to people's awareness the importance of fantasy to a woman's lifestyle when living on the land. The exhibition is titled 'Rolling Hills of White Flat' the fantasy and reality of life on the land from a feminine perspective.

    This body of work is all about the lifestyle my eldest sister lives in rural south australia on a huge cereal and sheep farm along with her husband and two grown sons. In the exhibition I am presenting four different art styles; hard edge bright bold semi-abstract which is the style I was invited to exhibit and the images I paint in this style are the fantasy side of the lifestyle (ie: how my sister uses fantasy to survive and stay on the land emotionally and from a woman's perspectiv this is really important.) I am also painting some fire abstracts because fire is a big threat to their lifestyle, some charcoal images, and another more realistic style of painting which is still hard edge but very detailed, as well as realism pencil drawings in graphite and charcoal mixed. So its going to be quite show and the gallery are excited about the variety I am creating.
    It looks awesome, Cindy, and what you are saying about fantasy for emotional survival is really fascinating. I can't wait to see the whole body of work together. The exhibit will go from April 2011 until when?
    Monique
    This is a powerful art work, that speaks volumes about the people of the land, I look forward to seeing it actually hanging in the Outback Regional Gallery, in the Waltzing Matilda Centre, Elderslie street, Winton from the 28 March to the 30 April, where it is hanging in the main gallery. Having had a sneek peak at a few of the works that Cindy has created for this exhibition, I know that it will be an impressive showing, and will be well received by the countless people that go through the doors of the centre.