Friday 28 June 2024

29 06 2024

fabulous frogs, bewitching - cant draw them at all! Enamelling only route and Im not starting that. Fiddling with watercolour as I go...
ditto whatever this weird fruit is.

Still got Bobs niece here - her partner arrives today - plus Daniel turned up without passport and dosh, needing administrative skills I do not have. 
Accordingly hassled and fretful.


Thursday 20 June 2024

20 06 2024

Back from La Folie at Puilaurens, where a good time was had by all. Lots to see and to think about. Work banal except have learnt to cut lines in paper with penknife, which directs the flow and density of watercolour.


Friday 14 June 2024

14 06 2024

 Totally lazy morning since yesterdays work is so dull. Followed by a lazy afternoon, on the terrace in the sun reading Berlioz's Memories. Poor man. Though enjoy his irascibility. 

Tuesday 11 June 2024

11 06 2024

 That's not what I meant at all, that's not it at all...

So spent the day cleaning up, pottering with half baked unfinished bits, wondering what I'd save if push comes to shove.

Rather floating on the euphoria of painkillers.

Have to trust what I know of the process.

Sunday 9 June 2024

09 06 2024

 creaking along here.

Bought standard 300gm watercolour paper - 30 sheets - at 1.50 e per sheet. Not ideal but at least cheap. Feel compromised by choice, dosh, circumstances. Wrong decisions, poor project. 

Yuri gone, Bob kindly took him to the airport which is why I could get to buy paper. Miss his erudition and kindness. 

Three days clear before a young niece of Bobs moves in with us for a month. Charming child, of course, though I'm slightly concerned that I'II end up baby-sitting; no idea how capable she is.  Bob is pushing off to England for some of her visit. 

Thursday 6 June 2024

06 06 2024

 It lacks lustre, for sure, but it does the job. Now in an odd position: started this diary for many reasons but one was to use the paper left me by Bernard. Now that is all but gone. The point was not to die leaving fabulous unused paper. But but but now to finish the damn thing I have to buy more and so revert to earlier problem.


Think I'II just change paper and finish up differently. Since I envisage the end product as photographed then size and texture are academic (---) except its all quite different.

Bernard would unhesitatingly buy more. For sure.