Sunday, 20 March 2016

Toys, Painting and Publishing ...

New toys ....

Discovered these great blocks!

Each tin has 6 coloured blocks - one is 6 graphite blocks and the other six charcoal.  They are made by Derwent and each blocks is 6cm x 2cm x 2cm. 

Can't wait to try them out. I've set up some paper on my easel and going to work through each colour/type. I'll let you know my findings if you're interested.

We Will Remember Them
I've booked in for a portrait class with Kristin Hardiman. She is a very famous Australia artist who specialises in equine, portrait and landscape works mainly in Oils.

I've only been painting portraits for about 5 or 6 years and most are animal so any tips I can get will be most welcome.

My Life Studies sketch club has finished for the term - Easter and then the school holidays mean I have to wait until May for it to begin again.

I'll try and work on some of the sketches I've done and see if I can build up some paintings. I'll also use some to test out the new toys ... lol.

I've finished my short story for the second anthology with 6 other authors. Now I need to find an editor. Last book I wasn't at all impressed with the editor I used - too many mistakes snuck through that I fortunately found before it was published.

So now I'm on the lookout for one that doesn't charge an arm and a leg. Some want up to or over $100 per 1k - my story is 30k so that's a lot of cash. Trying to find a cheaper one that doesn't skip half the mistakes ... ;) It's expensive enough when you self-publish so it's important to try and keep costs down.

At least my other books are done through my publishers and their editors are great.

1 comment:

  1. I know someone who is interested. He is a good editor. Has edited short stories for others. Doesn't just read the story. I would be happy to assist him if need be, with sections. Interested in discussing price?