Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Wow not the Best Painting but at least a Painting

We all have it, the dreaded painters block. How I have suffered nothing was working for me. So I laid aside the brushes. I laid aside the knives. I got out my pallete selected my favourite colours. I got a large canvas the biggest one I happened to have and let go with my fingers. it was just me the paint and the canvas. I hope it worked but I sure felt good at the end of it. The end result can be seen on my website

Thursday, 10 September 2009


Now this is a big question. You have all the desire to paint and all the expense to pay for the paint and the canvas to paint on. Then they start to gather. You have given them away you have made presents of them. Now they are gathering. Nobody wants them. Is it worth it you ask.Shouls I just give up? i tis costing me money. But you cannot. Why? Because you need to paint.

Friday, 4 September 2009

The Commission became a reality

I was too fast to say that the commission had gone. This morning I got a further mail and it seems that the commission has become a reality. This one is heading off to Canada when completed so another part of the world. I am looking forward to working with and for the commissionee he sounds like a real sound person.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

So you did not get that commission

Yesterday started well I thought I had a real enquiry about a painting of an area I love. I spent the day thinking about it. I visited the place and drank in the mood and the bustle of the place. I took lots of pictures and considered how best to convey what I was seeing.

It seems though that it is maybe not coming my way. So today is not a good start. But I will still enjoy yesterday in my mind and who knows what might yet come from the experience.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Painters Block

Well it happens to us all I suppose. I just could not paint a thing and the fact that I am having alean time on the selling front was really getting me down. I read what others do when they get such blocks but none of it really helped much. I was all for giving up. Then I thought give it one last try go back and paint something you know you can paint and enjoy. Guess what ? POPPIES they always get me back on track so poppies it was.