I've been finding it rather difficult to paint here in our rented house as there just isn't a dedicated place where I can puddle away
. I was very spoilt in our farm house, my own studio, lovely cupboards and shelves, a sink and plenty of room to spread out, to have various projects running at the same time. The sad thing was that I didn't use it as much as I could have...
Now I have a corner on the kitchen bench, opposite the sink and although not ideal, it does work. The benefit of being in the middle of everything is that I can pick up a brush for five minutes every now and then, a way of getting the 'show on the road'. The not so good thing is that the painting can be a bit disjointed.
Quinces from the tree here. I wasn't able to cook any as they all seemed to have fruitfly in them. As Kate, Greedyforcolour said I could have chopped around the bad bits but I wasn't dedicated enough! They are so difficult to peel and chop anyway, let alone having to 'prune' the good bits out!
I've tried to be much looser in my approach with this painting, something I find quite difficult...just to let go and let the paint do its thing. Apart from the messy sides I'm fairly pleased with it.
I do hope you have all had a happy Easter break, and now for us on this side of the world, our Anzac long weekend. Anzac Day just happened this year to fall on Friday and so we had an extra long weekend. We have been quietly here at home, family all having gone on their way.
See you soon!