I started my next painting which is for an exhibition where the title is to paint your dream , like Van Gogh did. Am sure it sounds much better in Italian.
My dream ( one of them) is to paint portraits of some of the interesting older people in Pisticci and capture something of their life in their faces. So far I painted one and she didn’t like it. Said I made her look too old
This time I bought a photo from shutterstock of an older Italian woman whose face ” spoke ” to me.
Yesterday I started drawing and today I painted her eyes and I think I’ve captured the expression I was looking for. I know when I smile back at a portrait that something good is happening .
That was very satisfactory.
Yesterday the tulip painting went off to its new home and it’s possible I have another commission for September.
I am quite impressed with myself as it was the biggest canvas I have made so far, and I had to add extra stretchers because of where it’s going to hang.
This morning I went to the hardware shop and bought more lengths of wood . Carrying them from the other side of town was today’s workout.
Have been invited to another group exhibition next Wednesday and can take 2 paintings. Any subject I think . That should be fun.
Now it’s wine time and I feel like today I did okay.