I can hardly believe that we are so far into November already! After a long time without painting – and without feeling particularly creative for ages – I went on holiday in October to Malta with my two sisters. Sadly my husband died (from cancer) in late July and perhaps it was the passing of time and the sense of no responsibility but I felt able to try painting again.
Like anything, if you don’t use it you lose it, so these two offerings are hesitant but painted largely at the time and place and not from photographs. I also didn’t have long to complete them… one was in the morning whilst I drank a cup of coffee and waited for two sleepyheads to wake… the other was on the beach whilst the two sleepyheads snoozed!
I have signed up to do a watercolour course early next year with a local artist who encourages ‘loose painting’ and ‘not colouring in detailed drawings’ which sounds like the art I want to create! And painting with/in front of people may make me less shy about my work. I am also going to try some lino cutting/printing … I can make a mess now and not have to tidy unless someone is visiting… ah well.