The fairy tale continues?

" The Princess and the Pea" (work in progress)' 2010, oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm

Last time I posted I promised details of the “Goodine’s Bistro” exhibition – well, sadly, Goodine’s has closed and so the paintings made for the space cannot be shown there after all! I have included a couple of images here.

The work continues however, and I am going to make use of this new opportunity to expand and develop the theme.

"Hansel and Gretel" (work in progress), 2010, oil on canvas, 60cm x 80cm
"Rhys draws Terry in the studio", Aquarelle on paper

In the meantime I have had a stint as the “Artist in Residence” at St Peter’s boy’s college in Adelaide. This has been a wonderful opportunity to work with the boys on two different projects. One has been a drawing project based on my “moving” drawings which I have worked on with several classes of year nine and ten boys. We have explored some ways of dealing with drawing a moving figure (using the teachers as models!), and then gone on to discuss and explore the non-representative qualities in drawing. I have learnt so much about my own process through implementing this project, and the boys have been very responsive, and patient with me as well.

We have also worked on a lunch time collaborative project – a large double canvas where we have worked with motifs referencing the college (keys, college buildings and the colour blue) and using drawing, stencilling, collaging and layered paint have built the work based on a stolen compositional idea from Rene Magritte!

Here are some drawings I have done whilst working with some of the year twelve boys on drawings for their portfolios. I hope I can post some images of work  done by the boys later.

“Terry draws me at the big table”, Aquarelle on paper

Terry and the blue door, Aquarelle on paper


  1. kerry says:

    Hi Sally, Im so disappointed that your work wont be shown at Goodines I was looking forward to seeing it. Are you going to show it somewhere else? Im loving the look of ‘the princess and the pea’. Kerry


    1. Hi Kerry – I am busily looking for an exhibition space – will post as soon as I have one!


  2. cathy says:

    hey Sally you must have a a terrific residency to get this quality of work from the boys, well done!!


    1. Oops! they are my drawings Cathy – but I will be posting some of the boy’s work soon!


  3. tess says:

    Love these drawings Sally and great to read about your work with boys :).


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