I have been pretty busy over the last week; for one filling up the freezer for the forthcoming “early Christmas” ( I don’t want to spend all my time in the kitchen when my visitors are here) and also getting stuck into a few painting projects. I sold two paintings at my Art Group Exhibition (great excitement!) which was on show when I was away in early October. Out of that show came my first commission as well!!!! This is going to be quite a challenge, (more of that another time), but I have had to make a start.
For the last couple of years I have had one of my designs printed up for our Christmas cards and that little project still has to be completed for 2017 . . . . with Christmas creeping ever nearer; so no pressure! I did do a little painting the other night as a practice piece, as I needed to tackle “Hawthorn” again as part of my one painting projects. I want some hawthorn in the foreground of a painting I am working on. I may use this little practice piece for my Christmas cards . . . not sure. The pine cone I incorporated into the picture was very complex to paint – trying to identify which line of the “frills” I had got to… and the depth of shadow. . .phew …
In art group last Friday the tutor gave us a quick “warm up exercise”. She asked us to paint a washing line out of our imagination. This felt a bit like being back in junior school, but it was good fun. I guess this sketch took me about 20 mins . . . . Every picture produced by the individual members was very different. . . . . some of them would make nice greetings cards. . . .
Anyway I really should get on back to the kitchen – got to ice the Christmas cake . . . I planned to make a” Father Christmas” iced cake this year. I thought my little granddaughter might appreciate something a bit quirky rather than “snow” icing with a few models perched on the top – the easiest option! Perhaps I should post a picture of the finished article; well if it turns out half way decent.
Guess then I will be off line for a couple of weeks …..