Actually, it should be the other way round - here's some rain on a sunny day! We've been having an extraordinary week of sunshine - 4 days on the trot so far which is practically unheard of round these parts. Unfortunately, I went home from work sick on Wednesday afternoon with a blinding headache and was off the next day too so I haven't seen much of the sun at all. It is supposed to last right through the weekend though so fingers crossed, I may yet get to stock up on vitamin D and even get a few freckles on my face on Saturday.
|Work in progress - 'A view less boring'|
Anyway, this week I sold the pig painting. Yay. It was to my sister. She saw it and fell in love with her cute snout. I did offer just give it to her seeing as she's my sister and a very lovely sister at that but she wouldn't hear of it, pointing out that I'd never make a career of art if I give away all my work! Fair enough, I guess.
I bought some satin varnish spray to put over it as with the last few paintings I've made the mistake of using step 2 of the crackle glaze thinking that without step 1 it would just glaze and not crackle. Wrong. The owl painting I did is now very crackled. Actually, it looks good on the owl but I don't want that effect on the rest of my paintings. Anyway, the satin varnish spray is lovely and the pig is now ready to be sent off to its new home!
So this week I'm posting a work in progress which still has a ways to go before it's finished. This is another rainy window painting based on a photo I took from our den window one evening when it was absolutely lashing down just before it started to get dark. We live on a very unexciting street; it isn't pretty and the view from the window is certainly not inspiring. However, some rain drops and streaks running down the window blurring and reflecting the street lights and even my street looks pretty in the rain!
As with all my art work these days, it looks better if you stand back and squint!
|Work in progress - acrylic on canvas 30cm x 40cm|
|A view less boring - the photo I'm working from.|
In other news, I finally stocked my 'shop' over at Fine Art America - I've put a link straight to it in my sidebar (hint, hint). Gloria kindly told me about this site ages ago and I registered but did nothing else. So, this week I finally took some time to upload a few of my paintings which Fine Art America sell as prints in all sorts of formats and sizes. I was amazed at how many other artists from Northern Ireland are registered on there. It seems like a great website for artists and hopefully I might have more success there than on Etsy (my shop is now empty there and I don't think I'll bother to restock for now).
|A close up section|
So, that's my news for this week. I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and hope to get round to visit as many of the other artists who join the party as I can over the weekend.