Today I was delighted to have energy to return again to the studio after a rugged 5 days fighting a most unpleasant virus. Eyes and nose running, bad cough... exhausted... basically I had to knock off work and lay low... so today, feeling up to it, I sat in the studio working on a quiet, not-so-demanding small series of paintings on 300 gm cotton watercolour paper 100 x 210 mm ... as below.
I started about ten am and worked through till 9pm with only a few breaks to prepare meals etc.
I wanted to do these as an exercise in composition, atmosphere and variations on a simple theme.
Getting depth and energy into these small paintings was a great challenge
I liked creating variations of mood, texture and approach. As an exercise it was really successful to reflect on how a simple motif becomes such a wonderful point of departure!
Well its late so I will keep moving.
More soon... November 23 I will open my studio to the public... so lots to organise. Bye for now!