Last week I painted a pumpkin and when I finished it, I didn’t feel satisfaction so much as relief. Perhaps it was the adjustment to painting something larger than 10cm x 10cm that fatigued me. I began optimistically enough, but the process was very interrupted and the painting carried on sporadically over a few days. … More Lessons from an Introverted Pumpkin
For readers who don’t much care about the technical aspects of this art experiment, this post mightn’t be for you… Perhaps you could pull up some YouTube clips of cats or puppies instead. However, if you’re the least bit curious about the methods I employ to turn out a painting for this blog, stick around. In … More First-rate Finds: Using the viewfinder
I made some rather heady, rash choices in the green grocer’s the other day because instead of concentrating, I was contemplating my next painting as I shopped. I am now facing the awkward consequences of buying fresh produce based purely on shape or colour, rather than my need of them for the week’s menu. So … More Mixing your vegetables: The seedy underbelly of fresh produce.
I took a break from painting over the past couple of weeks to stay sane during school holidays. We went camping in the rain, so clearly the sanity side of things was loosely defined. One thing I really began to appreciate while mucking about in the wet, was a hot cup of tea. So I guess it doesn’t … More It’s in the bag: Staying sane while camping.
I’m on the road this week; soaking up some glorious autumnal air and escaping the four walls of my house in favour of the claustrophobia of a camper van full of boys. This post is a bit of a guinea pig, to test how easily I can post from my phone. Just to keep you … More Testing… testing… 1. 2. 3.
This has been a week of sick children and poor head-space. So I’m just going to put out what I’ve worked on and leave it at that. No pretty stories, no laboured analogies, not even a process shot to tease you with. I’m banking on a picture telling at least 150 words, so here’s two … More Short but sweet. A description of this post – not my week.
For me, having a painting on the easel for too long is like leaving food in the fridge. Fresh is best. When left too long, it could spell the death of me. So it felt a little risky this week, when I upped the ante to paint two paintings of the same subject simultaneously. It was the refrigeration equivalent … More Ah, the Sweet Taste of Painting Left-overs