I was sick with a vestibular migraine and have been taking it easy but this week I have been playing around with the app which makes insitu photos for my artwork. Thought I’d share as I get back to work.
I also reworked the last painting (above) a little, as well as this one called Dusk till Dawn.
We sat under the shade of a beautiful huge gum tree in our garden. And chatted and sketched, drinking water when my sweet husband brought us some vegetarian goodies. It was a really pleasant day, and we loved the sketches we produced, thanks to my friend having taken some great photos of the Creswick gardens in Victoria Australia. With special thanks to my thoughtful husband.
I have been out of action since Monday. I suffer with vestibular migraine, Its an ear problem. Anyway I got back to my commission and almost finished except for the trees, which I hope to complete tomorrow.
I have a commission for a 92 x92 cm canvas of a view in photograph of a local sunset where we live. I prepared for it by checking my colours and my brush strokes, happy to say I have the correct colours and now I know what to expect and alter for the commission.
My colours are brighter and lift the original image. My client is very happy with the prep .
I have had a breakthrough. I’m so excited. I was making my marks choosing colours and wam. I painted some antique Cafe curtains in a window at night with a burning ground, straight away reminding me of our family and my Nana and how inadvertently our family came to a demise. I don’t blame anyone but things were as they were. Anyway I’m going to add some wild flowers and it will finish it, and brighten up the painting while bringing the whole sorry story to a close. I’ll show you the work in progress.
I decided I couldn’t sell it as it was, still not sure, but I have a name, Angels are Waiting. It has lovely textures in it and my Facebook fans said the colours are very soothing. It will take a while to dry before I can post on Bluethumb.
Painting today, I am not sure about it. I’ve made up a sky and sea , with no reference. The colours are strong and lend to the imagination of it and are bright and cheerful, but I feel uneasy. I’ve just realised why I copy what I see but love making abstracts and cannot put them into one. I cannot accept or trust my own judgement if its meaning isn’t there. I have a strong need that they be one or the other. I’d love to know how you feel about it.