Sunday 27 September 2009

The curious connection between the old Smashing Pumpkins albums and the level of how happy I am with my work...

ARGH... I can't get over how awful this flower shop painting got in such a short time! I won't even dare to post it.To regain my sanity and self esteem I started work on this portrait. The other day I managed to put my hands on a reduced copy of Airplane Flies High and I listened to it all day today. And the world looks better already!

I think I have bird issues...

Yesterday was my first proper day off in absolute ages. I celebrated by sleeping 13 hours, getting a headache of catastrophic proportions, and spending the rest of the day on our traditional lazy wander around town with C. We stuffed our faces on a local food marked and ended the afternoon with a vicious session of free style ping pong (by free style I mean the ball doesn't really have to bounce and using table is encouraged but optional). In the evening I did some sketching and these are my favorites. Hmmm I think I have bird issues...

Monday 21 September 2009

Yay, finished!

It took me only two mornings to paint and a whole week to find the USB for my camera to take the picture. I already started a new painting this morning, it is of a flower shop I photographed two years ago. I managed to make the b out of it almost instantly, so I'm putting it aside until I have a day off and a clear head..

Wee robots..

I got a hold of this book with pictures of all different kinds of vintage tin toys. It is absolutely impossible to resist from drawing them! So cute!

Tuesday 15 September 2009

Work in progress

I'm finally all moved to the new place and nearly unpacked! The amount of my stuff was horrifying and I believe there were some tears by the end of the whole process. I hereby swear not to move ever again. Next time I'll just burn everything and start over..

To celebrate I've started a new painting today, first one in about two months.. It's nice to resume my old schedule- early morning painting with a coffee in one hand and a paintbrush in another, just before going to work.
I am trying to find a reasonably priced life drawing class and a place to sculpture but it's harder than I thought. The place someone recommended to me doesn't seem to have any courses till January! And the search continues...