Calm Along The Coastal Path.
As you all know, and are probably tired of hearing, I am a runner. Now let me clarify that, I used to be a runner, and now I am a jogger who likes to tell himself he is a runner. What is the difference? The difference lies in the quality of running. A runner will complete a mile in 7 minutes or under, a jogger will take more than 7 minutes and a walker will normally take 15 minutes to cover a mile. I just try so hard in the mornings to be a runner but end up a jogger, glad I am not seen as a walker.
I say all of this because I realise that I have a big fault line running through my life. It was put there when I was a child. I was always told that I could do better. I heard it so often I now tell it to myself. I am doing it now as an “artist” or “painter”.
I always want to be like all those blogging friends who paint such marvellous works of art. The reality is, I have never had a lesson, I started only a few years ago. The big one of course is what you all so kindly let me know. I have painted some pictures and paintings that others have liked and more importantly I have liked.
You are all correct when you tell me to stop torturing myself and relax and enjoy. I promise you I am going to do just that.
This painting was painted to fill a space above a bar in a local hotel. It was painted on two canvases. They had to be narrow yet long. They were painted using acrylic.
I painted them so easily depicting what I had seen on one of my morning runs. Calm and relaxed sea the sun not yet out but winking its presence.
The painting was hung and fitted well. A customer fell in love with it and pleaded with the owner to allow her to purchase it. He eventually allowed her to. I have never got round to filling that place above the bar.
I hope this blog makes some sense to you. It is linked to my other where I am talking really about getting some perspective into our lives. To live life as it is.
This blog is linked to my other. What Was All That About?