Wednesday, 20 February 2019

20 02 2019

Done - too dense to do any more to it and don't want to.

Restarted work on book and have a rising sense of panic, the cyberneticians comments which I hadn't looked at before now mean quite a lot of changes on what's been done and I was hoping to just press on. So am pressing on. Will manage the rest when I'm more in control.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

19 02 2019

Drawing yesterday, (Tore, Aileens brother)  as a way to resume normal life. Couldn't stop thinking of the young Indian artist I met who drew with a tiny squirel hait brush and whose aim was to load it with as much paint as possible so that a line could be continuous.... he, poor chap, had to sell everything he made or starve. (He gave me one and I took it - thought it was a matter of pride as we were talking shop but now I'm ashamed)  
Resolved to give up drawing until I've sold them all. There are 8 trillion in the studio alone, let alone those in storage. Am using a trick of Rodins, cutting them out and mounting them. Works for some, not all. And they should be framed and lifes too short...
It is time to stop though. The winter project is about to be resumed - the cartoon book - and the sojourn in India has made it late. This is REALLY the final winter.

This morning finished the noahs ark pic and messed with the painting for the Toc et Clochers. Cleaned up, a bit.
Most of the morning spent finding, scaning and sending photos of Dave for use at his funeral.
I took him so much for granted.

Friday, 8 February 2019

09 02 2019

Back from India - didnt die there after all - masses to do of course before retunring to work. My palette will need to calm down, they sure do colour out there.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

03 01 2019

Been pottering, cleaning (still) after the inundation, forced to bin drawings and paper, bah.  Dabbling at paintings. Off to India Monday so loathe to get stuck into anything.

Sunday, 30 December 2018

30 12 2019

 Finished rabbit - Jess - and re-finished Famine. Been tweeking War.

Ark on mt Arak keeps nearly getting there...

Friday, 28 December 2018

28 12 2018

Been happily pottering on - but just seen pix of the painting below and think it was rather better then. Have of course over-thought the whole damn thing. Hey ho. Clear day, apart from some shots necessary to get me into India; leaving in 10 days.

Thursday, 27 December 2018

27 12 2018

Getting a surprising amount done - I'm not cooking or caring, merely have to stop and change and go out. Christmas as it should be.
Today is another matter, alas. Have to clean behind bookcases after the recent soaking. Damp and mould not good. But that'll give the pic time to dry and bit and tomorrow is fairly clear. Its all too pasty.