Apologies as this is very late – same reason as yesterday!
My wife went to work (I say work, now she is retired she wont be paid for it!) and I decided to write, paint and draw on the computers for an alarmingly large proportion of the day.
After a morning of belated gardening (watering greenhouses mainly) I divided the afternoon between writing and digital art. Although I did some work on EXPLORATION: A HEAD TRAPPED BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT REALITIES: adding images to the central structures; all were surreal variations on facial features – very surreal actually.
Another late start, after which I worked on EXPLORATION: A HEAD TRAPPED BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT REALITIES for the remainder of the sunlit part of the day. Moving into my study when the light faded to work on the computers.
Another late start, although not as late as some. Once in my studio I finished EXPLORATION: A HEAD TRAPPED BETWEEN FOUR DIFFERENT REALITIES; the last of the six “Meditative” drawings. Now I have to decide when to return to the three remaining acrylic paintings from a set started earlier in the year or start some new paintings using the (too cheap!) canvases I purchased a week or so ago.
As it turned out I did neither today but went back to drawing and editing photographs on the computers.
Note to myself: I am not writing enough!
I was out visiting quite a bit of the morning. Once home I put a couple of artistically manipulated washes onto the two largest new canvases. I then let these dry and spent the remainder of afternoon drawing, painting and blogging (or image uploading) on the computers. Lately I seem to have the unhappy knack of reaching a cut of point in the middle of the afternoon instead of the end of it!
I had to clean out the turtle tanks. This and sundry other domestic tasks took all morning. In the afternoon I put more washes on the recently purchased canvases. On the two smallest the wash will be painted over (probably by landscapes) and the remainder will have symbols or images floated over the, admittedly very watered down, acrylic wash.
After this I decided to either write or paint on the computers: I eventually did the latter but not doing as much as I would have liked.
Sundry administration type things (plus blogging etc.) were done in the evening
Not too productive a day, although a lot of it was devoted in one way or another to art. I had to go to town first thing to get some D clips for a painting I am preparing for delivery to a gallery tomorrow. On my return I finished all the painting preparations (putting hardboard on the back of the canvas and attaching the cord etc.) and then my wife and I decided to go out for dinner. Unfortunately we found the nearest restaurant full so we had to walk to town, only find it was going to be a long wait for our meals – and then we took the scenic route home with me feeling obliged to take photographs of some of the more obscure parts of said scenery. When I finally got in I found writing difficult – even though I had found it extremely easy when waiting for our food. I did the usual blogging in the evening.