Yesterday was the first hot day of the season, I think. I indulged myself entirely, especially after the dreadful 10 days I've just had on wretched antibiotics, I thought I deserved it. Gosh, they made me feel ill, I couldn't even be bothered to go on the computer, for any reason and ended up having the last three days off work. Bleuch! Anti-bi's for parasites and helicobactor pylori, yuksville. But done now, yesterday was the LAST DAY! Day 10 Yay!
So, off in the car with the boot stuffed full of pastels and paper, a picnic, chair, etc And chilled basically. Lovely Jubbley. So, here is my first pastel for 13 years...... not too bad, not too unhappy with it. Some touchup is still needed which I shall do, and if it looks greatly different, will rephotograph it. I sat and painted at Resolution Point in Perth and had a lovely day, got some sunburn, but couldn't move 'cos then the view would change!
This one is of an unfinished mirror that I am working on right now. This is an interim photo. It is lilacs and daisies, no daisies as yet. you can see my ceiling vent in it :)
Two days ago I went to one of my favourite shops, Jacksons, an art supply shop - always dangerous - to buy pastel paper. I walked out of there quite a few dollars lighter and one draughtsmans board heavier. Here it is....
Ideal! No need to fill the dining room table with crap now, can eat off it again :) Also, it reminded me so much of the "desk" my Dad built for me when I was really young... he put a blackboard on one side of the board and white on the other. I had it all through my childhood and painted and studied at it. I can remember the picture he chalked onto the blackboard - I didn't rub it out for about six months! Trip back to childhood every time I see it, there was no way I was leaving the shop without it really :)
So, this next one is a hibiscus box, inside and out. I like boxes. Never know what to put in them, but there you are. This is the first piece of folk art I have done in about 2 years and am having to relearn all the brush strokes, literally have forgotten what each brush is for, tragic, even forgot how to smoosh! Drastic. Haha!
So, what today? Am still not feeling brill, am not over these anti-bi's yet, tomorrow maybe... May need another day of self-prescribed relaxation - the beach and a box of watercolours beckons.... :)