Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Tools For The Job

Tools For The Job

My life has been somewhat hectic these last few days hence my absence. I have been very busy with my new garden plot. I sold a few paintings, as you know, so had to gather them together and have them posted off.

I have been trying to organise the hanging of my three abstract paintings, Vivaldi – The Four Seasons. To add just a little more excitement to the melting pot, my son has suggested I move out of the little space I have where I paint. He is about to move premises  with his new and up and coming law firm, it seems there is a possibility of my renting a unit next to his as an art studio.

This would mean my taking my art much more seriously. It would mean my having to paint more often and consistently. It would mean me having to be much more organised in the selling of my art.

It would also mean that I have a better place to display my work and a wider variety of people might be able to see it.

All in all a frightening prospect. It looks like it may be going to happen though.

Am I good enough? We will soon find out once and for all.

With all this going on I have not painted for a few days.  The picture on today’s blogs is one of my new gardening tools. As you can see they are the old traditional wooden handled kind, I felt at first sight they were for me. They are a bit like an artists brushes, they become a part of you.

Back to painting. This might be my first opportunity to combine both. This might make a nice little still life. What do you think?

This blog is linked to my other.  It All Comes Round


  1. You are a lucky man, Ralph. Happy painting!

  2. Un tournant de votre vie d'artiste se dessine. Bravo Ralph!...
    Je vous souhaite plein de bonnes choses.
    Avec de gros bisous.

  3. I think that you can do it! I think that you should do it! I think that if it's put in front of you, it's meant to be!

  4. How exciting! And of course you are good enough, how could you doubt? :0)

  5. Yes! It would make a fabulous still life! I loved it the minute I saw it.
    Congrats on the new studio digs, you know when you get there. Exciting stuff Ralph! I look forward to hearing more.