Art Weeks is nearly upon me. I have 2 nights left and 2 paintings to go. This is Susan. 12 x 24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. I've been working on a lot of reds lately (pics to follow) so this one felt very refreshing to do.
This one is destined for Artweeks exhibition. I wanted to portray fabric using paint....and gold leaf. Every now and then I like departing from my usual compositions and style just to experiment with something new. Works like spring cleaning in your head. I really love this time of year. The light is better. People are happier. And the cricket season and long sunny weekends are just around the corner.
I have gone and done it now by mentioning cricket which probably means it will rain constantly throughout May.....hey ho.
As opposed to the neck. I have managed to sprain some ligaments in my knee. No walking. No standing. Certainly very little painting. I am very fed up. Today, a random door caller turned up selling oil paintings. They were extremely good. He was french and represented a number of artists in a collective who preferred to sell their art (very cheaply ) in this way. It was such a ray of sunshine in my enforced recuperation to meet with and look at other peoples' stuff...and it was all good too!
Bugger. I want to be back in my studio.
Disclaimer: Please forgive this somewhat self pitying post. I have been confined. And for someone who never sits, thats torture.
I have a passion for painting which I have been able to develop these past few years when I have finally become old enough and wise enough to stop doing what I was told and start doing what I truly wanted to do. I heartily recommend it.