We had to go to Wales this week to attend a funeral. Despite the reason for journey (and it’s a long journey), going to Wales is always an absolute joy.
West Wales is always verdant but this time, it was verdant and then some. So much and so many greens. An overflowing abundance of lushness.
Churches are mainly dark grey stone, many with turreted towers, some quite severe looking even in summer sunshine. Churchyards are full of chess piece shaped headstones, which I’ve only ever seen in that part of the country.
This week has been about just having fun with colours and textures. Hedgerows and gardens are beginning to explode with colour and I wanted to paint like I was in amongst the action. This week has also been short on studio time and that means no faffing, just do something, anything and enjoy it.
I used a mixture of fluid acrylic, soft body, inks, pencil (mainly Woody Stabilos), crayons and anything close to hand to make marks.
I’ve been dithering around and putting off launching this website for weeks. ‘Launching” is far too grand a word for something so simple but it’s better to have something out there, than nothing at all.
And so we plunge. A blog to muse about art, life and all the bits in between. It’s time to dive in. And while I’m throwing around swimming analogies, our local club pool is open again and I couldn’t be happier. The pool looks something like this ….
Where to start a new blog? How to start a new blog? Well, here and with words is a good start.
The start of a new blog is a bit daunting and I immediately think about the words of Bob Neurwith from the Martin Scorsese documentary about Bob Dylan. He said that whenever someone new came on to the ‘beat’ scene, the cry would go up “but do they have anything to say”? I don’t know if I do or I don’t, but I will try and work stuff out along the way.