|'Big smoke on the water' |
- acrylic impasto on 2x2 inch canvas in 5x5 inch box frame
I've just returned from a very lovely week back in Northern Ireland visiting my parents and catching up with old friends. The weather was pretty much exactly the same as I left behind in Scotland - wet and windy but it appears that while I was away I missed the Scottish summer - they had one sunny warm tee shirt wearing day in my absence!!
Anyway, I spent the time being spoiled as always by my wonderful parents who at 80 and 81 still have a more active social calendar than I do!
I took advantage of the fact that I had an extra 7kgs of unused baggage allowance to do some clothes shopping and I lazed around reading my kindle and finding myself once again sucked in to the dramas of the soap operas that my parents watch. The best part is that I really rested my arm (while trying out some physio exercises I found on You Tube so it wouldn't get too stiff) and I'm very happy to say that I can feel a noticeable improvement so I think it is definitely on the mend - hopefully by the time I go back to my part time job next Tuesday I'll be able to drive there myself in Florence (our new Fiat 500).
This is the second of the abstract cityscapes I painted with my non-dominant hand before I went back to Ireland. It was featured in the Artfinder Newsletter a few days ago which is always a lovely thing to happen and I'm very happy to report that the first one that I posted last week sold on Artfinder and is off to join two of my other paintings in its new home in Sweden!
I do plan to do some more of these little abstract cityscapes but hopefully I'll be able to do them with my left hand.
I'm also really excited to try the gorgeous new box of Derwent Graphik Liner pens that arrived just before I went on holiday. I've watched some videos on You Tube on the different ways you can use them and I can't wait to try!
|Derwent Graphik Liners - so many new colourful painting opportunities!|
Here are a few of the photos from our wee night out - mobile phone cameras are never as fab as you think they are, especially in a dimly lit pub after a couple of drinks!!
Anyway, that's all my news. I'm very much looking forward to seeing if my wrist is going to play ball and let me get back to painting - I've got four half finished landscapes sitting staring at me!
I'll be linking up with Paint Party Friday as always and will look forward to catching up with everyone else there.