Well, its been a week of completing things! Just this morning I put the final strokes on this latest painting which Ive titled ‘Evening Stroll’ and which is an acrylic painting on a deep edge box canvas (20x20cm).
Im very pleased with it, I love how the fox is skulking through the autumn flowers in the early evening light, and the unsuspecting hens are absent mindedly wandering about in the garden…!
Ive noticed that I like painting scenes that capture that lovely time of the evening, just between the fall of the night and the ebb of the day – crepuscular is the name for it! I like new moons, water, skies and working with ochres and blues on my palette. I find Im increasingly drawn towards nature, birds and animals as subject matter. I still enjoy character work very much though, and I think my next piece may feature some human beings…yes, already there is an idea on the cards for my next painting which Im rather excited about but which may have to be put on hold as Ive been asked by the gallery that stocks my cards (and some of my prints) to send some Valentine’s themed cards asap, so Im going to be busy making those over the weekend.
But…without further ado (insert a tremedous drumroll here folks) – the Big Blanket is finished.
Yes, and oh how delighted I am with it. My first foray into crocheted blankets and already Im itching to start another one! Do you want to see it? Of course you do!! 😀
Here we go….
So there we are – a most productive week in our little house! Im still reading my business books and learning a bit more about the art of marketing and selling, and Im finding it very interesting. I think Ive surprised myself a bit, as that side of things never appealed to me before, but its certainly helping me see that whilst its good to have dreams and goals, the actions are what makes things happen!
Im just going to mention (before I go), a big “Thank You”of gratitude to everyone who comes to my little blog and reads my wanderings and ramblings each week. I started this blog after a friend suggested I do it as a weekly challenge (during a creative dry spot, to give me something to think about). I never thought that I would meet such lovely people through it, and it means such alot to me that you come by and comment and even read the thing!
So! Im looking forward to catching up with your delicious blogs now – its about time I put my feet up under that blanket with a cuppa and trawl through your inspiring posts!! Just the tonic if you ask me!
Hope you have happy weekends, sprinkled with tiny snowdrop discoveries and winter sunshine – chat soon
Julia x x x