Yesterday all seems like a dream.
However I still felt tired and unwell this morning,( am much better now. ) and spent a fair amount of time lying about reading.
I’ve just read the last in a series of 22 books featuring a character called Arnold Landon , written by Roy Lewis. I’ve mostly enjoyed them as they’re not too bloodthirsty and I learned quite a lot about archaeology and related subjects.
Yesterday when sitting on the bus looking out the window I had a bit of a revelation. There was a particular cloud formation and I suddenly thought…..the sky is horizontal , like a table top. ( maybe everybody already knows this , but it was new to me.)
I’ve been painting the sky as a vertical entity( I enjoyed writing that!)
Painting on a flat surface and looking at photos makes it seem as if the sky is vertical behind houses or mountains or the sea.
Now the best description I can think of is to imagine the sky as a table and I am under that table looking up.
I’m not sure if I’m beginning to sound a bit weird ,but it’s made me look at clouds differently and I’m hoping it will affect my painting.
So on the way to the supermarket I took some photos of clouds.
I was the only person in the supermarket wearing a mask today. Felt odd.
Writing about clouds has reminded me that I have 2 canvases with landscapes done in my “loose painting period” , which I would like to tighten up as I don’t like them. After my sky revelation maybe I should work on them this week. After all I’m not supposed to be here so I could do something for fun.
I’ve found another Shetland episode on youtube so no Poirot tonight.
Hope you’re feeling better soon. Thanks for the book recommendation. Have you read any by Beverly O’Connor? https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/beverly-connor/