Peggie and I didn’t stay up very late last night. One dram of whisky was enough for me. I was in bed around 12.30 after the two of us saw in the New Year together. However, this morning I feel tired and washed out, like I’d been up half the night. I think I’ll enjoy a day not doing much, maybe going for a walk at the most.
Anyway, the weather is beautiful today. There’s a clear blue sky and bright sunshine, though the temperature is only 3 degrees.
Oh yes, and there’s a New Year’s Day dinner of steak pie and mash to look forward to.
My Prospects for 2019
In terms of artwork, I’m well and truly over the long break from painting that I took in late 2018. I’ve got plenty of ideas about the sorts of painting I want to be doing this year. A lot of them will be still lifes.
A few weeks ago, I was visiting the Facebook page of IWS Scotland. (IWS = International Watercolour Society.) They were calling for paintings for an IWS-supported convention called Fabriano In Acquarello which will take place in Fabriano, Italy, in April 2019. To cut a long story short, I decided on impulse to submit a painting and IWS Scotland accepted it for entry. If I’ve understood the process correctly, my painting will be bundled up with the other Scottish entries and posted off to Fabriano to be exhibited there.
My painting was a Glasgow street scene, which I’m calling Grey Day to reflect the weather conditions of the scene. Click here to view my Portfolio entry for Grey Day.
I’ve nothing much else on the artistic horizon at present. Hopefully that will let me get on with some work. Fingers crossed, anyway.
A Happy New Year to everyone!