It's just as well I didn't take bets on how long it would take my darling wife to find the broken vase. I was thinking at least 3 months, but there she was at the door of my studio this morning only two days after returning from her extended holidays on Arran wanting to know if I had been swinging from the light-fittings and causing certain "damage" as she called it.
Of course I blamed the speugs and reminded her of the new wee blue vase and showed her the picture I painted with flooers in it.
You can probably tell I got away with it and still have both arms unbroken and therefore able to write this epistle :o)
Although there was in fact some "damage" while she was away there was also a fair bit of positive work done. After a long period there where I couldn't raise sufficient motivation to even unlock the studio door I have been painting like a demon possessed.
Following on from yesterday's post regarding painting direct from life sometimes the subject just steps up and pokes you in the eye. I had just returned from a sorte to the supermarket and put my fresh melon on the worktop beside a bowl of apples when there it was:
Oils on board 36x61cm.
It looks a bit small here and I don't know how to have it published at a larger scale so you will need to click on this image to see it as intended.
The concept was to simply have the points of each oval disc touching each other and provide a richly textured background to set them off against.