Wednesday, February 21, 2007

I am not going into the studio today. I am suffering from backache. It is not condusive to creating art.
I did quite a lot yesterday..I have taken photo's but I haven't downloaded them yet, and I am on the wrong computor to do it. I may get it done later. However I am happy enough with the progress so far. The works are very blue, which I am unsure of....mainly because they are not my usual palette. The colours are suitable to the landscape though, the cold limestone flags of the Burren in Co. Clare. Beautiful in summer with the abundant flowers, but very cold in winter with the exposed rock. I have made the sky a deep cobalt blue at the moment but it will change. I over-painted the existing sky because it did not work. I am as yet unsure of what I want to do with it so I have just given myself a blank area to work with, but one that sits in with the landscape.
I really wanted to get stuck in again today, but I had a bit of back-ache yesterday and it's worse today so I really need to rest it a bit. I also have the AGM of the angling club tonight...I hope my seat is comfortable enough....

1 comment:

Bruce and Jan Smith said...

I’m a fellow artist (and occasional angler) and I thought you might be interested in my blog too. My passion is painting – specifically, my trademark is depicting scenes of life in the Caribbean, using alkyd enamel paints. My wife and I are sailing from our home in Gig Harbor, Washington, to the Caribbean in our hand-built sailboat and I spend my days painting on the open water. I’m looking forward to getting some new inspiration for my work once we get to the Eastern Caribbean. We’re keeping our friends and family updated on our voyage and adventures along the way on our Web site and blog. Check it out at

(Posted by Mike Bernstein of Bahama Breeze for Bruce and Jan Smith, who are currently at Latitude 9.35 north and Longitude 79.42 west.)