The Painting of a Series

July, August and September are busy months on my calendar, with numerous art prizes announcing their finalists and holding their yearly exhibitions. I have 6 art prizes to excitedly await the finalists list and two exhibitions needing 7 paintings between them. 13 paintings that will hopefully get some extra eyes upon them! Paintbrushes crossed. I have two distinct bodies of work that I have painted over the years and will happily continue figurative works, mostly set in or around water, and my still-life, flat-lay plate series. I finished another 'plate' today...
copyright Mia laing 2016 'Summer' Oil on canvas 2016 30x30' / 76x76 cm
Oh boy, these plates are not easy with their large-scale, delicate detail...but gosh, I enjoy conquering the complexity of these images. They sell well seems I am not the only gal liking the idea of hanging pretty plates on her kitchen and dining room walls. This is my way of honouring a 70's childhood and the memory of most houses having a plate display. What goes around comes around...reinvented!
copyright Mia laing 2016 Plates series Artist - Mia Laing
Commissions work beautifully with this series too...working to a colour scheme or using a cherished family plate. I'm excited to get started on a new plate this space! Mia x
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