Wednesday 30 December 2020

31 12 2020

 Signed this one off - though with a caveat as after the paint has settled might need tweaking. Lots of varnishes which are unpredictable.

Spent most of yesterday painting out beginnings. I'm vacuous... 

Phil gone today so my studio time will be restricted as Bob will need more help. I'm re-learning to paint by artificial light though so will be working more of an evening.

Monday 28 December 2020

Saturday 26 December 2020

Friday 25 December 2020

25 12 2020

 Barely working, of course - engaged in finding a home for Ian and caring for Bob. No matter as fiddling all that's needed at the moment and I think one is finished and another just needs attention. Want to walk now, back seizing up... 

Tuesday 22 December 2020

22. 12. 2020

All getting better as can be seen by this progression - and havent photographed the latest. 

 The way is simple. Get up early, don't do breakfast, kick out of the day early and work by artificial light. It hard though, sooooo much to do! Rehousing Ian, hospitalising Bob, paperwork for Robin and Phil. All manageable. Just time consuming. But as I say, early start and painty nights - made possible by Phil being here and taking up the slack with Bob. 

Friday 18 December 2020

18 12 2020

Rebuilding this thing - and the other thing getting sorted. Got mixed up with the crucifixion and then paganism, neither my intention - coming slowly to something else.


Wednesday 16 December 2020

17 12 2020

 Almost getting enough time to paint - but not enough to concentrate. Religious symbolism is slipping in, unbidden, and I want to see it through before I overpaint. Waste of time? No matter-

Monday 14 December 2020

14 12 2020

 Took pictures of the latest and dislike them so much had to erase. Will press on though, there is something to offer - just have to get through the way the bloody things look.

Saturday 12 December 2020

12 12 2020

 Day spent in idle pleasures and very pleasant too. This evening painted out another couple and restarted under artificial light, which is fine - one of them about a boy is most interesting to me. Eldest sister to five brothers, I know a lot about boys (it turns out).

Friday 11 December 2020

11 12 2020

Both done with; another two slightly less dippy en route. The light is clear and grey and its raining and warm, all of which makes for an agreeable studio time.

 'Figures in a landscape' is a handy hook...

Thursday 10 December 2020

10 12 2020

 Could be that I'm taking the avoidance of social comment too far... but who cares. Haven't painted out the crucifixion on another one yet but I will - tomorrow relatively clear. 

Tuesday 8 December 2020

08 12 2020

 Jolly little thing.... painted out the work on the next BUT replaced it, so its coming on; then added a crucifix to another, a dig at Dali. Pointless, that'll probably go tomorrow.

I'm getting time but in strange starts with unpredictable interruptions.

08 12 2020

 Todays aim is to turn this from dinky to delicious. No time to overthink or spend more than the stolen hour on painting, but enjoying the little that's available. It won't get any better till the new year.

Friday 4 December 2020

05 12 2020

 Been fretting, though the figures-in-a-landscape (x 4) are really rather appealing. Appealing to what, to whom, why?? I just quite like them.

Wednesday 2 December 2020

02 12 2020

 Thank god this year is nearly done with !

painted out the last stuff, the artist and her model - cartoons, they seemed this morning. Labouring the feminist. Have returned to figures in a landscape - a pleasure to paint.