Saturday, 11 April 2009

OCA Exhibition at Ocean Terminal

Taking a moment's breather from the confusion of abstracted thoughts so I'm doing a bit of tidying round and catching up.

Time flies when you are enjoying yourself, as they say, and I've been having lots of fun recently but it appears that five weeks have passed since I put my three paintings into this exhibition, organised by the Open College of the Arts (OCA), and a whole month since I went back for a visit to see how it all looked.

I thought you might like to see what the exhibition looked like in-situ:

This is one of the better areas (above), albeit a corridor, but don't let that lady with the serious look on her face kid you - I know for a fact she is skint and has no intention of buying!

Looking down the length of the mall. My paintings are somewhere along there on the third floor's thirty-fourth column:

The exhibition is made up of both present and past students, and this past student's work (below) is also by my present Tutor, Jane Mitchell:

Ah, here's what I'm looking for:

Goldenbury Hill in all it's glory, but what's this...nobody looking at it? Hey everybody, up here --->>>>>!

Apparently six paintings were sold, but I don't need to tell you that none of them were mine. If any of them had then you wouldn't have needed the internet to hear about it!!!


Mary Ann Wakeley said...

beautiful space to show your work with plenty of light. how wonderful.
i'm sure your work is getting plenty of view time. it looks splendid :)

congrats, david!!


Brian McGurgan said...

Yes, David, congratulations! Your work looks great framed and hanging there. Bravo!

Melinda said...

Oh, yes. Congratulations! It really looks quite professional--your work is very engaging. I'm sure you've had many viewers. The frustrating thing about visual art vs. theatrical endeavors is that we wonder where the applause is...! ;) I know I still experience a bit of a let down after all the prep work for an exhibit. Not at all like the old theatre days when the lights and the audience were intoxicating.

Thank you for sharing the environment. It is good to see.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Many thanks. It was good to get the chance to exhibit something after a long time with no show. Perhaps the start of something?

And do you still hanker for treading the boards, Melinda, in your spare time, perhaps? The make-up, the music, the lights, thunderous applause, and flowers showered on you? Aye, if only art exhibitions were like that!

Harry Stooshinoff, said...

Great work, David and a lovely place to show. Cool looking to read a few more entries.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

It makes for good bedtime reading, Harry - you'll be off to sleep in no time :o)

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Anonymous said...

Love the colours in your painting!Sadly, I also belong in the skint bracket.Really skint, no' just close-fisted wi' m' money.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

Ye cannae kid the kid that kidded millions, Dinah!
Ah know yer really an auld skinflint 'cause it takes wan tae know wan!
Yer probably like wan o' those Edinboora "ladies" - fur coat and nae knickers! A bit like the wummin in ma photie :o)

Kathryn Law said...

I am SO sorry to be so late congratulating you for your inclusion in this show! I must really pay attention a bit better. You have come so far since I first saw your work on Flickr, truly inspring.

Still laughing about the spam joke...