Hi lovely friends
How is your weekend treating you? Are you down to all the last minute shopping and preparations for the big weekend to come...or are you more like me and only just writing your list of things to do, having bought absolutely nothing!
Here it is raining (again), so it has made it hard to really get into the swing of enjoying Summer.... This would be a first, but I am really hanging out for some nice warm weather.
At the moment I am getting set (in amongst my other stuff), to do some art painting - the reason why I started the ol' Tigs White Canvas to start with. I think it is due to be frank; I seem to have lost my way with all the other creative ventures that keep tweaking at my implusive and easily distracted self.
In doing my prep work painting and checking against my reference photos, (and dreaming of some warmer weather), I found this photo of two paintings that I had not yet shared.
These two were painted about 10 years apart. The one on the right was painted first: it is an oil on canvas and was done for my Mum, who particularly loved this scene and asked me to paint it for her. It did take a while as there is lots of glazing...the photo makes it appear a little flatter than it is in real life, where it appears to change depending upon the light: the beauty of glazing.
The painting on the left was painted earlier this year as a gift for friends of my folks who own the land in both paintings. It is an acrylic on canvas and involves no glazing whatsoever (phew!!) so didn't take so long to paint.
What we all found amazing was that while the two paintings had been painted at different points in time, from different reference photos, they lined up really well next to each other.
So there it is - I have shared some art, and if nothing else have inspired myself to wriggle my bones into action and get some more painting done!
As always I love your feedback, even if it is just to say "hi!"; it really makes me day.
Take care of yourselves in this week leading up to Christmas.