Scent of Success was a term I applied to myself yesterday. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion and think I have made super sales of my art or been spotted by some mainstream gallery - NO it is purely describing how my day was shaped. Let me share this as it was quite full on and rarely happens like this.
I did paint for 7 hours, I started early as I had in fact been up from 3.30am due to not being able to get back to sleep. I used this time though to find out how many people from the other side of the world were actually live on FB where normally when I log on most of you are asleep. I caught up on your blog posts too until it was a reasonable time to venture out into my studio.
11" x 15"
What next? On Tuesday we went with a party of friends down to Bremerton Wines to take a look at my Wild Faces exhibition. On the way out I snipped off a couple of sprigs of a highly scented Jasmine growing outside the cellar door. Its lovely scent has filled my studio even from this tiny piece so you can imagine the intensity of the perfume on the actual creeper at the winery.
|Little sprig to paint from life|
|Scent of Jasmine|
11" x 15"
|Reference supplied by |
Memories are Made with Portraits
I am showing you the reference image they provided along with my painted version where I have also worked to create my own drama and texture for a background. Hope you like him. I was on quite a high when I finished him by 4pm totally exhausted from my 12 hour day already and so considered my day had in fact been filled with the scent of success and so I am Taking the High Position for today.
(PS thanks if you have read it to the end of my Novel!!)