Friday, 29 April 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful.

I'm struggling with work. Now back home in Wales I can think of a dozen things I want to do and none of them include painting. I'm making excuses to myself and I avoid the studio where the unfinished canvas sits on the easel waiting for me. I sit by the window drinking tea with the sun on my back, listening to the radio, planning the evening meal, I'm happy. But that little niggle is there - OK, OK, OK, a couple more days and then I'll start back in the studio.

                                                   Reasons to be Cheerful. Oil on canvas

Friday, 22 April 2016

Waiting for the sun.

The Small Pictures Exhibition ends tomorrow and in a few weeks I'll need to send the gallery images of new paintings for the Summer Show. With some welcome afternoons of brilliant sunshine over the past couple of weeks and strong evidence in the garden that Spring is here - anything seems possible. If only the temperature didn't keep taking a dip downwards I could truly feel that hiberation is over! For now I need to carry on working and take comfort from the painting on my wall where the sun always shines.
 Here Comes The Sun. Oil on canvas.