This is the first time I’ve posted for ages. Proof that people shouldn’t really dabble with time travel – I thought I was going to Marston Moor (1644) but ended up in the oncology department at Dorchester Hospital…oh how I laughed.
Anyway, this all means I haven’t been painting (just haven’t been feeling well enough) so not a lot to show you. Just as I was starting to feel well enough I happen to stumble upon theartofphildavis.blogspot.com . I love the work of Phil Davis, really good and seeing his paintings and drawings was the final straw – I just had to start painting again. But…just as I was about to start, I was asked to do a drawing which will then be auctioned for charity. So it looks like I will be while yet before I can finish my painting. I would like to that Phil for his comments – I have long bouts of illness that stop me painting and sometimes I then find it hard to get back on track. Sometimes just picking up a brush/pencil seems like such hard work – at times like this, it’s comments like the ones from Phil that give you that kick up the bum to get working again. I would recommend a trip to Phil’s site at theartofphildavis.blogspot.com for some really great stuff. Phil runs art classes in Ballycotton a small fishing village in Southern Ireland – how lucky are those people, I know I would be attending if I was living anywhere near there. Mmm…I wonder how good distance/postal/internet learning is?
If I get time, I will try to get a Work In Progress of my graphite tomorrow, although I doubt there will be a lot to see.