|If life gives you lemons - acrylic on canvas 5x5 inch|
I love how inspiration can strike at the strangest moments. It will always be present in sunsets and northern lights but sometimes it puts in an appearance when you're just going about your normal routine. Say, for example, slicing a lemon to put in hot water for your morning drink!
So, I'm slicing this lemon and looked at this perfectly round slice and it occurred to me that it would make a good moon for another surreal little space painting (a still life in space, if you like!) The expression 'if life gives you lemons, make lemonade' popped into my head but instead I decided to make art!
I already had a canvas sprayed with the night sky so I actually set the lemon slice on it and took some photos. I guess I could have just painted the lemon slice from life but I knew I wouldn't get it done in one session and besides, I needed it for my lemon water!!
I used all kinds of acrylic for this as usual - spray paints, paint pens and regular acrylic out of a tube.
Anyway, I took those photos in November and just decided the other day to bring it to life before I make a start on my second spirit animal painting. I've got several ideas for more of these wee paintings, again just every day objects that I suddenly see in a different light and I'm very happy to report that this one has sold.
In other news, my wee art studio (henceforth known as 'The Art Shed') is really taking shape inside now. S has been out working away in the evenings insulating the walls and measuring and building the work surface. It will even have running water! I'm very excited for it to be finished as it's going to have one blank wall that I can hang canvasses on when painting them rather than using an easel and that way I can start painting on much larger canvasses than I'm able to at the moment!