This is my first actual blog (about 10 years after everyone else). I’m slightly nervous about what tone to adopt: serious and arty? self-deprecating (unlikely to be good for sales), irrereverent? Oh dear my spelling’s going to have to improve too.
I have just jigged round my site to include Still Lifes (the formal ‘art’ plural is not Lives, apparently) and Landscapes. I have painted some more flowers recently too so a couple of updates there. We have been studying abstract painting at college this term which, to be honest, I have struggled with. I have always loved abstract art but I have to say being made to paint from nothing has shaken my view of it. It doesn’t seem to come from the same part of the brain, it doesn’t require such intense concentration and so I can’t put it on an equal footing with really good figurative painting. Having said that, being made to ‘just paint’ I think has loosened me a little, probably reflected in the recent landscapes.
On a Christmassy note, this week the girls and I have been majoring on paper snowflakes. Emily and I on cutting and Penelope on glittering.