I have felt strangely energetic today. Strangely as in bouncing from one job to the next is not me , but today was different …
Started with shopping, followed by the big painting including portrait being collected. That led to thinking about a subject for an exhibition next week . Then because I am ” stockpiling ” stuff incase we are locked down again in the winter I ordered a roll of canvas and 5 canvases on stretchers. Also 2 packs of small brushes for detail. So now I have lots of canvas and brushes and 2 boxes of hairdye…..but no food or extra toilet rolls etc.
After that I thought I should clean my brushes and throw out all the little ones that are ruined. ( notice I didn’t say I ruined them …..though I might have when I tried to scrape up the last of the paint with them. )
That led to cleaning my palette which led to undercoating the next canvas for a still life with the left over paint. ( I also re organised the still life this morning.)
After lunch I thought about having a little read, but I got bored after 5 minutes so checked out ideas for the exhibition. I found almost exactly what I wanted as reference. And then I thought I may as well draw it out.
After that I was going to have a little lie down but , having undercoated the ex. canvas I was curious to see what I could do. So I started that.
Around 4pm I got tired and thought I could either have a sleep or make some energy things .( little balls made of peanut butter, sultanas and porage oats) They are in the fridge now as they don’t need cooking.
Energised again I worked for another hour and a half …..
And now it’s wine time. Hurray!!