Treading the Boards
“Treading the Boards”
Coloured pencils and Sennelier oil pastels.
225 x 275 mm.
In a theatrical setting; the port of Fremantle lit by morning sunshine, a seagull steps along a wooden plank with the studied deliberation of an actor treading the boards.
This drawing will be one of 21 Julie Podstolski drawings exhibited at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle, from 7th September 2017 (for two weeks) – with ceramics by Stewart Scambler.
Coloured pencil drawing of Katsutomo. 370 x 460 mm. June 2017
“Entrance 1. the act or an instance of going or coming in; a door, passage etc. by which one enters; right of admission; the coming of an actor on stage.” “Entrance 2. enchant, delight; put into a trance; overwhelm with strong feeling.” (The Australian Concise Oxford Dictionary)
In September 2015 I took many photos of Katsutomo during her erikae (when she become a Geiko). This month, June 2017, I have made my third drawing from this auspicious occasion.
Two previous drawings of Katsutomo …
A Reflective Moment
330 x 490 mm, 2015
365 x 510 mm, 2015
and when she was still a Maiko…
Here she is in my drawing “The Art of Elegance”, 2014
I have recently been invited to exhibit my drawings at Kidogo Arthouse – 7th to 20th September 2017 – hence a return to memories – and new drawings – of Kyoto. My co-exhibitor will be Ceramicist, Stewart Scambler. This is a Gallery East exhibition.