At The Going Down of the Sun
I have not painted very much in the last few weeks and what I have painted I have not been 100% happy with. Then of course like so many of us I never am. I had once again got to the point where I was allowing all the other things I do fill my days rather than head to the paint room and get on with it.
Last week I decided I could not pretend any longer. I decided to have a try at something I had not done for a long time. In truth I was trying to break out of the normal abstract mindset I seemed to have been caught up in.
SO I painted this seascape. Now please do not say it is good. It is not terrible enough for me to bin but it does have its little corners that could so easily have been better. It was different for me and that was enjoyable. I had to take my time concentrate on my subject and paint something that was recognisable as a place. It was a good exercise for me and I share with you the finished work.
It has not stopped me from painting, or desiring to paint abstract but it has got me back into the paint room. Yesterday I ventured forth again and experimented with mixing poetry with art. I am not sure as yet if I will show it here but I am happy that I have managed something I did not know how to do before. More importantly I am back and painting again.
I look forward to now finding time to make comment again on the blogs of my many friends.
This blog is linked to my other. Is It So Difficult To Be Honest.