It’s too windy and cold to sit outside tonight so am sitting on my nice yellow velvet armchair with my feet up on the old wooden chest and romantic jazz playing on youtube. There is a glass of wine nearby also.
I had a lovely long conversation on the phone with my daughter earlier this afternoon. Its always a treat.
Before that..( going backwards today.) I had just come back from the supermarket and met the postlady outside my door . She was there to deliver my new paintbrushes which have arrived much sooner than I anticipated. I am looking forward to trying them out soon. They were in a very nice cardboard box along with a catalogue which looks like something I ‘ll enjoy looking through.
It was lucky that I arrived when I did or I might have had to go to marconia on the bus to collect them.
I didn’t go shopping this morning because it looked like it might rain and I remembered that now it’s not so hot ,I can go out any time of day.
So I stayed in and worked on a Pisticci painting until I finished it about 1.30pm. It looks fine. I always think my paintings look a bit childlike , but am beginning to resign myself to the fact that it just must be my style.. It doesn’t matter that my drawing is relatively accurate or that the colours are how they should be or the composition is pleasing , it still looks like an illustration for a ” Noddy ” book. I reckon part of it is down to how I see Pisticci which is almost as if it is unreal, like a place in a story. And the other part is that in my head I often feel about 12 years old. ( I prefer that theory to I just can’t do any better.)
However I hope to paint for a few years yet and today I heard David Hockney say that “we see psychologically ” in which case I make perfect sense. 🤔
And who knows what I might do next.
I like finishing things. So I was glad to complete this latest painting.
Now I am nearly finished writing this. I enjoy having someone to tell about my day. And with any luck I will find one more episode of Vera to entertain me next. And maybe a bit of Gino , Gordon and Fred’s hilarious culinary travels to follow. Nice.😀