Friday Round Up…

I can’t quite believe it’s Friday already…where did that week go? Doesn’t seem five minutes since I was recapping what I had created last week…

I might have failed miserably to write my first newsletter but I have managed to produce/paint something every day…admittedly more on some days than others….but I have done a little every day….

I think I finally finished this work…

….just letting it sit awhile to see whether I prefer it as a whole or in twos or threes…

This piece seemed a bit of a ‘full stop’ to these images….and there was the usual ‘what now?’…

So it was back to the playing/experimenting/exploring…with a colour combination that I am a little obsessed with…..Indigo Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolour and Sepia Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink along with Winsor and Newton Granulation Fluid….

….again, working across several at once to prevent me fiddling too much…..

While I was experimenting I listened to Only Artists on BBC Radio 4 – the episode where Norman Ackroyd meets Robert MacFarlane, one of my favourite artists alongside one of my favourite authors….and during their chat, MacFarlane remarked on a quote that Ackroyd has pinned up in his studio:

‘So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed,

And yet anon repairs his drooping head,

And tricks his beams, and with new spangled ore

Flames in the forehead of the morning sky,’

Lycidas, John Milton

I thought this a fabulous reminder to take things day by day…..each day is a new day, a fresh start….

So I keep trying…..

….and occasionally, some small gems emerge…

I feel as if I am finishing the week on a positive note, something to work on and develop….now if I can just write that newsletter……

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