The wind is blowing outside a northern cold air and everything is sitting still… There is not a soul out there, beside it is low tide and no one can go out to sea fishing today anyhow…
I am trying to keep my promise and paint small paintings each day if I can. Actually it is quite easy as the paper and paints are just beside me on the desk, so no excuse not to try. Every day when I have few minutes free I try it and it never takes more than 15-30 minutes to sketch one. Especially when I practice with water colours, wet in wet technique. I some time looking on other artists work and subjects and some time it is all mine. OK so need little more time to dry up and many more to paint if I ever want to get better.
On monday evening in my Oil class, we had to paint an abstract painting with no Brushes. I normally deep my hands and fingers anyway so I wondered what else should I use. I have decided to use a fork and knife.. so all that left was to think about the subject and it all clicked when I had a fish and chips picked the other night in that new store that opened down the road from where we live. I picked up few of those little plastic forks they have there on display and the subject came all together clear to me also.. Enjoy.
What can one do during the night when you can not sleep and your chronic pains play with you. You feel lousy it is freezing cold and it is snowing outside… I think drink a nice warm green tea and make sure you keep warm with an extra layer… and of-course sketch something to pass the time and warm the heart and keep the mind.
You thought with the name that you probably will see a post about the ‘Titanic’, Or another try to paint that disaster. Well sorry it is not going to be ‘The Titanic’ but something based on it. In our oil painting class the subject was to paint something in a box or with space…. We had to paint something that you could see and show that there was space inside it something like box with some items inside it. Looking around the class, I saw this cupboard full of books and cloths. So I knew that it will be my box space and contents for this session. I start painting it and I only did a couple of shelves.. Karen my great teacher asked what will be at the bottom, or what is it standing on? I told her that I’ll have think about something… was not sure at all. After a while ‘The Titanic Library’ surfaced in mind… I have decided to put it in the water… waves, sinking… you know the full Titanic. The paintings was completed and I name it… ‘Titanic Library’. Hope no one is going to pull the plug though.. I am still thinking if I should add a gold-fish, a shark or maybe none… After all there is not a matter of survives but jus good books.. What do you think?