Monday, March 12, 2007


First things first: THANK YOU to those who responded to my request for feedback. It was enlightening and valuable and even a little surprising. It gave me a really good idea of what direction to go in so I'm indebted to you. The clear winner in the little contest was Here Is The Ancient Floor, a painting that has actually won an award. I was just about to start the ball rolling by ordering some prints when I realized that my only image is a crappy one, and the painting itself is hanging in a downtown gallery (as of today). I will be heading into town Wednesday so will beg Rosalind to let me take it outside and re-photograph it.

Now -- the exhibition. There are three of my paintings hanging at the Federation Gallery on Granville Island (1241 Cartwright Street) for the next two weeks for the Success! exhibition. You may now kiss my feet. I decided to bite the bullet this year and apply for signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists (I never had the nerve before now to apply) and found out yesterday that I had been accepted. You may now call me Didrooglie AFCA. Besides Ancient Floor, the paintings Tide (below) and Rootbound are also up. Oh yeah -- and the work of the other successful applicants.

I finally started the last painting in the never-ending series. It's been a struggle because I'm already thinking (and even starting) other projects, but I'm just so close that I thought I'd post its progress here as an additional kick-in-the-butt to get me over this last hurdle. I present to you, um ... something:

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Blogger nadine said...

Congratulations! Of course you were accepted! Your work is unique and thoughtful and is very Canadian without being sentimentally so.
So yipee! and yaHOO for you :-)
I love it when you post work in progress. Is very helpful for self-learning artists like me to see how it all evolves.

12/3/07 2:44 p.m.  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

Congratulations! It must be quite an honor. Is it sponsored by the government or a private organization? ....and now I finally have to ask...what is Didrooglie? It sounds so Australian to me for some reason (didgereedoo maybe). I'm so excited to see your work in progress. Maybe now I can learn more about how you work with acrylics to get the amazing results you get.

12/3/07 11:28 p.m.  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Congratulations, Andrea! Well deserved.
And I love those blues, favorite hues of mine (here in Vienna, we can immerse ourselves in Yves Klein's ultramarine blue: - maybe you should come?).

12/3/07 11:41 p.m.  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

AFCA huh? If you pay us a visit here on the Dark Continent, you can be Didrooglie AFCA in AFRICA.

13/3/07 1:07 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

A is for Andrea
F is for Fantastic
C is for Colourist
A is for Andrea again

I'm glad the ancient floor won - I'll start counting my pennies and be ready with my order!

13/3/07 1:30 a.m.  
Blogger carla said...

Well...Congratulations! So many good things are happening (or shoukd i say, you are making them happen), and it's wonderful to hear. I am always so intrigued by your mysterious underpainting, so I am looking forward to seeing the progress of this last piece in the series. I am also very interested to see what's coming next!

13/3/07 2:10 a.m.  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I have been trying to locate an email address of yours, and couldn't. Would you please send me a mail? la_merisi(at)yahoo(dot)de

13/3/07 2:59 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Nadine: Thanks ~ and now I'd better get on with the painting!

Jana: You, too! I know what I'll be doing today then! Didrooglie is an old nickname and its origin is too convoluted to explain here and now.

Merisi: Stop! Again! :)

Kyk: Good catch. After posting I saw afca and immediately read it as africa, too. It's in my brain/blood/something.

Caroline: :)

Carla: Glad you see good things happening. I have to see my new accountant this week -- not so good in the bank balance part of the programme I'm afraid.

Merisi: Will do.

13/3/07 9:34 a.m.  
Blogger Toni said...

Congratulations! Now quit being so hard on yourself. Get painting I want to see this work in progress.

13/3/07 8:50 p.m.  

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