I have the door open because the church service is being broadcast over the town from the mother church. ( chiesa madre)
Having said that there is someone selling fruit and vegetables…strawberries, new potatoes, onions and other things who is also broadcasting, from his van, so there is a bit of a contest between the church and commerce.
The day started well when I found 2 strawberries and thought I would photograph them along with chocolate and my coffee outside at my little bar. Sometimes a photo just works, the light is good and a good composition composes itself.
I think I would like to paint it. But really big.
Am getting quite excited about painting my own stuff. ( thank you Sandra) I have a big canvas roll and now I have a clear wall to use. It appeals to me to make a lot of big paintings to illustrate this year from my perspective.
I even had a radical thought that maybe I should only do a maximum of 2 commissions a month and not for less than €100 each. .
I watched another prog. about David Hockney and am so impressed with his curiosity to try new things. ( and his portraits.) I hope we can soon meet friends again because I want to paint them. Maybe I should start to look for more canvas and paint…..
Today I worked on a commission. It’s a copy of a small painting and it is going ok. I am planning to change or rather add some more flowers than are in the original painting because I think it would be fun. I am just learning how to paint flowers and sometimes they are better than others. Lack of patience is a problem. But I am making some progress.
It’s nice to feel chilled and relaxed today.
There is a report on facebook saying that the people of Pisticci are virtuous in obeying the rules in the lockdown. That’s nice. There are 2 new cases of the virus today in Basilicata. .
I am fairly sure that the big festa has been cancelled in Pisticci this August. It was a bit hard to read as the writing was so small. That is a very big deal. I think the way to get through this year is to prepare for next year.
However it is now wine time . The church service is still going on. It makes me feel connected. Am lucky to be spending this time here in Pisticci.