|Before We Fade|
Hot press 425gsm Saunders Waterford
76cm x 56cm
At last I can say I am feeling back in the swing of painting. Having my recent birthday and then Easter break has taken longer to get over than I could possibly have imagined but it was a wonderful time but I am so pleased to get back my usual routine.
Today I am sharing some of the "get back to it" paintings.
The first is a full page (76cm x 56cm) still life of the last of my birthday flowers. They were ready to toss out so I took
them out to the studio and set them in front of me on my first day back to painting. No drawing, heavy colour, lots of water, a perfect choice to be free and use big brushes and not be precious. Whether it is liked or not this painting gave me my confidence back which is something that is so very important when you paint intuitively.
I am also showing you some of my experiments with "scapes". These start without a drawing, adding colour and texture, waiting for them to dry and then seeing if they can be resolved into anything. I am going to work on a lot of these over the next period of time with the view of ending with some special ones worthy of exhibiting.