Hello lovely friends! The rain eventually dribbled itself to a stop here, though the unpaved ground feels more like trying to walk on jelly than firm land. The sun shines, the wind has dropped away, even some daffodils are determinedly blooming in a few sheltered areas. The light catchers are sending multitudes of rainbows around almost every room in the house, which delight me because the light catchers work best as the seasonal equinoxes approach. And the coming season for us down here in the Riviera of Antarctica is SPRING ~ Tra-la-la-la – la-la!!
This is a photo from a year or two back, it’s not only me who is so happy this season is coming round again
YD (for all my lovely new readers that is Youngest Daughter, also sometimes known as the Official Photographer) wants a large inky doodle. A large pink inky doodle. For a particular frame. She gave me the frame and I cut a piece of the precious A2 Yupo paper to fit.
So, with the art room all warm and sparkly and sunny I set to work and an hour or so later had the first layer done
And that was it – YD likes it as is – no doodling required.
Part of me is disappointed, there goes lots of meditative hours spent happily doodling. Do you think it would look nice doodled too, or do you, like YD, prefer it unadorned, sans doodles so to speak, like this? Here’s an earlier doodled effort to remind you in case you have forgotten. Inkies:
The other part of me says woo-hoo! This unexpected freedom means there’s lots more painting hours available. Because, you see, there is something new sitting on the easel …. do you want to see it? (That was entirely a rhetorical question you understand, as you are about to see it right now…..)
That is one big board Yes? 1200 x 900 mm! Those white stripes are sunshine (SUNSHINE!) through venetian blinds and little comet rainbows are from light catchers. And to put the size of the board into perspective here it is with the last ‘mystery on the easel’ painting resting against it
And off to the side, the’ inky, no doodles’ is drying and curing – and a dog – who has just had his hair cut – wondering if ‘inky, no doodles’ is edible ……..
That’s all for today, there’s a big empty board that is crying out for a couple of coats of gesso. Thanks for coming by, I love that you did!