Even though it was Saturday and it’s the weekend I was still sitting on the doorstep around 6am with coffee. I was a little distracted as I do try and make the weekends different …..but I am getting ” awfully set in my ways” and feel safer doing lots of things exactly the same every day.
I got my new Patti Smith book out and read a chapter. I thought that might put me in the right creative mood.
Next I started flicking through my photos for sea views because I need a sea painting for an exhibition next month.
I found a photo of a seascape which I really liked. I didn’t realise at first that I had painted it.
After that I spent over an hour looking through thousands of photos on an external hard drive, resigned to the fact that I will never ever organise it. To my surprise I found the original photo of the scene. It was a stormy sea one winter at Pisticci beach when I was out for a walk with James.
He was in a lot of photos as we used to go walking on the beach regularly and I have hardly ever been in the last few years.
So now I am organised and know what scene I can paint. I found some other paintings I quite liked ,but that was my favourite.
The remainder of today was spent making more stretched canvases. And after a shaky start where I cut the wood on the wrong side, then the next piece I cut too big, it got better. It takes quite a while to cut the wood and sitting on the floor is probably not the easiest way to do it. My legs keep getting in the way.
However I think I have finally got the hang of corners and I stapled canvas onto all 3 in about an hour.
Tomorrow I might begin my next interior painting. I’ll see how I feel. It’s good to have 3 canvases all ready to use.
This week the temperatures are to be up to 40C and above. That is quite hot for June.
And next week we will be a white zone.
Not that it will make much difference to me.
Now I need to work out how to carefully apply fake tan to my arms so I can wear sleeveless tops. I don’t do sunbathing and now that I don’t have my scooter I can’t scooter around the countryside getting brown arms with virtually no effort.
So wine time. Am drinking Aglianico tonight, made locally. ( 14%)