I was very pleased and honoured to be chosen as Artist of the Month for October by Artist Become Gallery. I had to prepare stuff for this over the weekend. Nothing much else of a creative nature was done – except the never ending stories in my head.
As this is going to be a disrupted week I decided not to work on a large picture. Instead I worked on LANDSCAPE ON A CHOPPING BOARD: I did the drawing with graphite pencil, went over this with thin acrylic and then put a blue wash over the entire work. It is an imagined landscape although it was based on a photograph of dead branches I took on Sunday – the various elements of the scene prompted by the shapes and spaces of the branches.
I have been out with my wife all day; nothing of an artistic nature done – although I did buy half a dozen Winton Boards and a small piece of hardboard to prime and paint on.
All day in my studio. I completed the main painting stage of LANDSCAPE ON A CHOPPING BOARD. I will look on Friday to see if I need to tidy the lines, repaint or add detailing etc..
Out with wife again. All I have done is take a handful of photographs and write a bit in the evening. Some of the photographs will probably be turned into paintings in due course.
I wasn’t able to get into my studio until early afternoon when I finished LANDSCAPE ON A CHOPPING BOARD. As it turned out I didn’t redefine the lines or do any repainting; I did, however, do a little tweaking and added a few extra details.
After this I cut up a sheet of hardboard into mainly A4 Pieces (I rarely do A4 paintings so this should be interesting) and acrylic primed them.
After this I wrote a few things; including this.
I spent most of the day painting walls – the wrong kind of painting. I suspect will send part of next week hanging wallpaper on them – the wrong kind of hanging (pictures is much better). I did some writing today though and I dare say I will find time to be a tiny bit creative next week.