Saturday 30 December 2023

30 12 2023


still fighting the roosting cockerels and trying to shift the angst  - but quite like carrot top. 
Went to Carcassonne and spent some money on materials, really will have to use what I've got rather than what I think needs replacing. And pencils!! Going to have to stop using them, at a tenner for 4, two of which I don't want.
Adaption isn't a problem. I'm good at that.

Thursday 28 December 2023

28 12 2023

 Tick tick ticking along... my 'Nature Diary', such a sweet simple idea, has turned into a barometer of external distress, sigh. The anxieties caused by trying to stay alive - in animals, birds, plants - are what I find interesting. I project the anxiety, I hope. Surely a carrot top is not isolated and alone and frightened.... nor cockerels other than managing their instincts. 

Saturday 23 December 2023

23 12 2023

 Got some bad drawing done. Roosting cockerels. Might be salvageable, but only if I focus up and stop fiddling with other pictures, and going out to xmas parties. This may be the pattern for a few days.

Thursday 21 December 2023

21 12 2023

 More nature diary. So much better than the obsessive war stuff. Apropos, the Walking Gods pic is now in Le Healthy Life; tomorrow, who knows!!

Sunday 17 December 2023

17 12 2023

 Ain't this cute? Every now and then my brush runs away from me and does something I actually like.

Thursday 14 December 2023

Tuesday 12 December 2023

12 12 2023

 Got into the studio this morning and again for a while in the afternoon, giving myself time to screw up another painting. Though secretly, I quite like it. It's better than it was. Photos as and when.

Started drawing fish too. Rather chancy business. delicate outline then lots of wax, invisible of course. Then pencil. Was hoping for a particular look - bit like the invisible ink drawings of childhood - but what I got was messed up unpredictable parts with 4B. Secretly rather like that too, though not at all what I meant.

Next stage needs a weak and tender pink. Marshmallow. Pastel, but I so hate pastel. (Chalk in the fingerprints, ugh)

Sunday 10 December 2023

10 12 2023

 Got some time in this morning. Disaster!! At least I've been able to legitimately ask Pete to continue sitting for me.

Thursday 7 December 2023

07 12 2023

Tweaking on... enjoying myself which is tough luck on Pete, who may have to sit yet again. Maybe not, might be able to finish without him now. Aware that I'm not letting go and fiddling for its own sake. Though hat, mouth, chin, eye need attention.