Sunday, 9 September 2012

Bubble Wrap Hell

I have found out that one of my kimono paintings has been ruined in transit between galleries in the US. For some reason the (for now anonymous) gallery decided to pack two unframed paintings face to face with only one layer of bubble wrap between them - with - wait for it.... The bubble side facing inward onto the surface of one painting. Then sent it fed ex.
So no surprise then that when they were unwrapped the plastic bubbles stripped off the varnish and left a dot pattern over the whole thing. *sob*.
The gallery is now trying to repair it but I don't expect it will be fixable. Any ideas of what to do?
Will keep you posted.

Sent from my iPhone

'Dark Reflection' oil on linen (100x80cm)

'Butterfly Blue'

Oil on panel

I have just realised I have not posted any new work on my blog for eons. So will try and stay more up to date in future.

Portrait detail

All these details are of a more art nouveau inspired painting. The pose and the model made me think of Mucha. I will hopefully have this finished by the end of the week.

Detail of the hands.

Detail of new painting.

This one will be going into the 'Enchanted World' exhibition at the RedRag Gallery in Bath in November.