End of January already
It’s the end of January already and this is only my second blog post of the month. Incredibly, it seems like no time at all since I wished you a Happy New Year.
What have I been doing?
So, what have I been doing? In painting terms, the honest answer is not much. I should know by now that when I have time on my hands, and I think I’m going to get loads of painting done, the opposite happens. I fritter away the days, doing other stuff – shopping with Peggie, coffee with friends, looking after my son’s dog. Reading books, going out for walks, and watching TV. I enjoy all of that, I really do, but then I realise a couple of weeks have slipped by and I’ve no painting to show for it. Consequently. I end up feeling guilty. Well, I’ve only myself to blame.
I must do better in February.
A demo coming up
I’m due to do a painting demo for Stirling Art Club three weeks from now. That has had the effect of geeing me up a bit. The demo’s theme is “painting the detail”. Therefore, I want to take a couple of part-completed paintings with me to work on, and I’ll demonstrate how I do the finishing stages. The first of those, a still life of cherries and glass, is well underway. I’ll pause when it’s about 90% done. I’m not sure yet what the second painting will be – probably some kind of urban scene.
My featured pic shows an older painting of mine, “Boat With A Green Hull” – a little fishing boat based at Dysart harbour.