2022 in Pisticci…went well today….

It all began with a decent sleep promoted probably by camomile and melatonin tea and lack of mural anxiety .

I found a paint brush which I had jammed into the end of a metal curtain rail and set off, with water, iced tea, biscuits and sharpened pencils to continue work on the mural.

On the way I WhatsApp videoed my walk and chatted to one of my covid struck relatives. After all if someone is stuck at home then a little virtual walk through Pisticci should be a nice way to start the day.

Having drawn some of the mural with paint it took me about an hour and a half to complete the remainder.

Not having thought that I would get on so fast I rather reluctantly mixed up some light blue paint for the sky, took a deep breath and stuck the paintbrush in the paint.

The top of the mural must be about 3 metres high. Even with my not very good paint brush….not an art one….stuck on the 150cm curtain rail it was a little tricky. ( I will need to get another ladder and finish off the edges with a small brush. )

However to my surprise I found that if I scrubbed the paint about a bit with the brush it made a lovely light cloudy effect. Happy accidents like that are what make being an artist fun.

There are quite a lot of ” happy accidents ” in this painting which I only noticed afterwards such as roads which lead all round the painting and rows of houses which make a lovely pattern.

I was tired when I finished.

But not so tired that I couldn’t take photos

Might make another painting
Church and water tower.

I forgot that I had run out of my usual chickpea and veg lunch , so I found a homemade lasagne portion left over from Christmas. ( only another 8 left now.) 4 minutes in the microwave. Yumm!

I have been enjoying my sun lounger so much that I thought I ought to make it feel a bit more ” outsideish”.

This is what I can imagine now.

It’s been a very busy week and I’m glad it’s the weekend.

I plan to work on 2 commissioned panels, buy more wine , sort out the rubbish, look for more mural reference photos and hopefully some more fun activities tomorrow.

For now it’s wine time….and I think I have cheese and maybe some olives…..


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