I forgot that I hadn’t put my competition painting on my blog , but that was because it was a public vote and all the artists were anonymous.
I meant to show how I thought of the idea and then made it happen. The theme was to paint your dream and I have always wanted to paint portraits that were a bit alive. Here was my chance. No one to please but myself.
These are the relevant pages in my summer diary.
It has been a very long day. I was going to paint wild boars on a park bench and this particular bench had no shade . So I volunteered to start at 5.45am .
I had a lovely walk there….in the dark I met several young people who were just going home . By the time I got to the piazza it was not quite light, but there was a street light nearby. I felt like a bit of a twit as I had only thought “Cool!” The lack of light never crossed my mind. It was fine though and it was actually quite fun when I wasn’t having to deal with the heat By 7am it was beginning to get hot.
I was very pleased with my work. The big boar looks quite evil if you zoom in
What a funny CV I could have if I added all the surfaces I have painted on.
Now I need to get ready to go out. As well as the prize giving there is also the mural blessing .I have to collect a tee shirt so that we look like a team of artists It should be fun.
But first I might have a small glass of wine. It has been a long , very hot and very busy week.