Lost. Feet.

I think I’ve rambled here a few times that I feel a little like I am in a transition with my work. I think I’ve been feeling this for a coulple of years too! Over the last few weeks I’ve identified ways in which I have been drawing don’t work for me anymore and then I’ve been trying to work out how to correct this.

foot, study 

 

This week I moved things about again in my studio and hung out a lot of old and very new works. I’m just looking at it all, being with it. See my studio is only really used when I can come up and be actively making things. But of late I’ve really been trying to re work my work habits. It’s great to be making, that’s my favourite part but I need to pull my head in to try and find some direction within the work, too.

I’ve had a pretty excellent time going over things. I have a hard time not being so emotionally attached to my works – my failings etc. I’m trying to allow myself to be critical and allow my practice to grow.

I’m so interested in many things, but there’s only so much time. I think I have to make some actual decisions.

In the meantime I’ll make some other studies and see where we will go from here/ there.

Hand, study drawing

Hand study 
By Lily Mae Martin
18x25cm
Ink on cotton paper
2018

 

I’ve identified an issue in my approach to drawing so I’ve been working on some little drawings to try and train myself out of it.

It’s super important to me to tweak my technical approach – I want to be better, keep getting better.

I feel I have a tendency to over render, which works with some things but not everything. It’s also taking up time that I could be doing much moer useful things in the works. So this little drawing is a success to me. It’s technically a study as it is a plan for a larger work, but I think it’s still an accomplished drawing in its own right. My plan is to send it down to Melbourne with the other small drawings I have made in a couple of weeks.

Just going to have a look at it again. Proud. Now onto the other work 🙂

 

 

New little drawings

Hello – I have been working hard on making more little drawings to take down to Melbourne to sell. I have a folio there with smaller, unframed works. They have been going at a steady rate so it is time to make some more. Here’s a sample of some that I have completed so far..


Hands
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin


Softer, softest
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin


Feet
Ink on cotton paper
19x14cm
Lily Mae Martin

 

 

I may frame this one –


Delicate
18x25cm
Ink on cotton paper
Lily Mae Martin

 

 

I’m trying to make my work not so dark.. Which doesn’t always go to plan. I seem to have ways I do things even though I want to change them up a bit, it’s hard to break habits.

Any interest in any of my work please contact Scott Livesey Galleries – they are awesome – at info@scottliveseygalleries.com
I also have a number of works hanging on their walls at the moment as part of the WINTER SALON 2018 and some in the stock room there.

Also –


It’s school holidays so I’m off to try and be a fun mum / person for this fortnight.

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A gift

I was out, grumpily doing the grocery shopping but when I got home the Kid and the Husband had made me this…

I love it so very much. There’s all of us there, with our Kitty and my dream dog. It’s gone straight to the Good Room.

Drawings of my Daughter

Kidlet is about to turn eight, I wanted to get together a collection of drawings – and paintings – I have done of her in the last eight years. I have nothing from her first year of life. Just one quick sketch I did in the hospital ( yes, I had my sketchbook at the hospital when I gave birth ) but I can’t find it. No matter – there’s plenty here.

Winter Salon 2018 & works currently for sale


Reawaken, 56x76cm, Ink on paper, 2018

I have a number of drawings at Scott Livesey Galleries – A few of these are on view as part of the Winter Salon Exhibition
WINTER SALON 2018
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A rotating exhibition, ON VIEW from this Saturday 16th June, with drinks between 1-3pm.
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To view: CLICK
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Opening hours:
Tues-Fri 11am-5pm and Sat 11am-4pm.
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All queries:
T: +613 9824 7770
E: info@scottliveseygalleries.com

Below are a few works that are at the gallery currently:


Ride, 30×30, Ink on paper, 2016


Dancer, 30×30, Ink on paper, 2016

The Longest Shortest Time ink on paper 75 x 105cm 2017

Seated Nude ink on paper 75 x 105cm 2016


Waterloo State Forest, 105x75cm, Ink on paper, 2016


Enrapt, 56x76cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Mungo NSW, 23cm x 31cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Mungo Sunset, 23cm x 31cm, Ink on paper, 2018


Turn, 15x19cm, Ink on paper, 2017 – unframed


This Corner, 15x19cm, ink on paper, 2017 ( unframed )

Comic Con

A friend organized a day trip to Melbourne to take the girls to Comic Con and it was quite the experience. It was very excellent to see all the people dressed up for Cosplay. I mainly wanted to see the anime stuff and see if I could source some nice pens – which I did.
The crowd was huge, had to use my body and large backpack to physcially shield the kids from being crushed on the way in – that was probably the hardest bit. Once in there was lots of excellent costumes to see and things to do. So much comics, craft, toys and lollies – yay!
We left after many hours of fun with two new friends, Espeon and Litten from Pokémon which Kidlet really enjoys. I drew them for her with my fancy new pens.
See you next year Comic Con and thank you!