Sounds like the title of my life, never mind my feeble attempt at a title for my blog. My blog. Me. Blogging. Blogging? Who came up with that and what does it mean anyway? In my day it was called a diary and we did it with a pen in a book on a daily basis and hid it from everyone because it was personal. Today, it is done on line for all to see and even comment on! Crikey how times have changed. In fact, they are changing a little too quickly for me, trying to keep up with all this technology as well as paint pictures is a bit of a handful. But I will give it a go.
I have been a busy bee of late but have just enjoyed a fortnight's break as the kids are off school and we spent the first week of that in the beautiful Lakes District where the weather was extremely kind to us indeed (unlike my friend who went the following week and was greeted by torrential rain and even snow at one point). We had a wonderful time. The second week at home consisted of sorting out wardrobes, clothes, cupboards, drawers, shopping, planning decorating, all for when our boy goes back to school.
And that is when I pick up my brushes again to continue with my work in progress stuff which currently consists of some still life oil paintings I am working on and a very special commission for someone. And its going to be a cracker I can tell you. Watch this space.
Work I have recently completed were mainly commissions which you will find on my Testamonial/Feedback page and of course my Old Blokes In Boozers pastel paintings which are currently for sale (go to gallery). Originals and prints, mounted, unframed.
There is also my Grapes In A Wine Glass oil painting which I recently completed after much faffing about with the background. My husband (who is my most honest and fiercest critic) really didn't like the original background of the painting and told me so. I sat and look at it for a while and decided to get a second opinion, so I sent a photo of it to Jeff Rowland (superb artist and friend) to see what he said. He agreed with John. So back to the easel I went and after a few different tries and further opinions, I finally settled on the one I have today. It also gave me a chance to sharpen the focal point of the painting through glazing for further depth, the stripy grey background hopefully being subtle enough not to distract the eye from the grapes! What do you think?
Well that's this week's waffle. I am off now for a well deserved cold glass of wine (well, they do say "paint what you like, and I LIKE wine!!?!) with my husband's home-made Indian chicken skewers, passanda, popadums with my homemade onion salad and yoghurt mint sauce.
Have a great weekend everyone.