Who would have thought that painting benches could have been stressful…and on the whole I have enjoyed the experience very much. But today I had to paint the patron Saint of Pisticci, San Rocco on a bench and as I said to Teresa “It’s a big responsibility”.
However with some considerable fiddling around to get his features on the wood and not the space between it worked out okay.
Tomorrow I am to paint fireworks. That should be interesting.
It’s been raining and thundering most of the time I have been finishing the 3d of 3 portraits which are due tomorrow. I am relatively pleased with them. I finally decided that they were all done. Signed them and contacted the client. (If I had been given a month to do them I would have likely done most of the work in a week and then spent 3 weeks fiddling with them. Finishing is hard.)
So for now I am free .
Last night I ordered a chair…or a seat. It’s one of these where you sort of kneel and sit at the same time. And it has wheels so I can scoot about on it. But mainly I bought it because I want to be able to paint or even just sit comfortably. Even before my back started to hurt , it used to ache after painting. And standing up is not an option for some subjects. So it’s a work expense. Guilt free spending.
It would be nice to chose what to do this weekend. I did have a plan at one point to not work at weekends.
Now it’s wine time and I might go and see if the rainbow is still there.
That looks great! So you realize people will be effectively sitting in his lap? Guess that was his wish, as he is always showing off his knee to passersby…..haha!