2) more "ordinary" models work in, not super-famous people. eg) artist's parents, a son, next door, butchery -- it has surprised me and encourages me!
3) some first try artists in.
2014 Archibald Winner, Fiona Lowry, "Penelope Seidler," Medium acrylic on canvas
A bit coffee break for you. Tada~~, a hot and controversial work! An artist is kissing Subject, Missy Higgins (*popular Australian singer song writer) --- has got in. To this hot subject, viewers' reactions are quite interesting. Men show very negative responses to this work. On the other hand, women look neutral or swinging between acceptance or disapproval. In the sketch, I put both man and woman. Although each painting has a tag, plain writing for "kids" to help understand work, this work does not have it.
BTW, Hooray!!!!! Regarding CBCA book of the year 2014,
We celebrated my mentor
Ann James and editor Helen Chamberlin's awards. A lovely author, Janeen Brian and Ann illustrated "I'm a Dirty Dinosaur," has become an honoured book for Early Childhood. (*I once illustrated Janeen's text.)
Friends, Happy Painting!!!