I have been painting though. I find with working on my small Weekly Paintings, that I am best to start a few all at once, and then I get into a good rythmn and there's not too much stopping and starting, and I do tend to manage to get fairly loose. This works well for the underpainting stages anyway, and then also the ink, but when I move into the thicker and lighter paint, I tend to have to concentrate on just the one painting, and this stage takes me the longest, and I find it the most frustrating. As per usual, I tend to rather like my paintings up until I start adding the lights, and then it all seems downhill from there. This makes makes wonder whether I should be looking at a way of stopping with a finished painting then and leaving it fresh and loose. Some inventive thinking is called for I suspect.
I'm ready to start another large painting of the colourful rocks as per my previous Blog, Long Lost Photos. I feel the need to break into something more abstract for a while, although if it gets loaded up with too much medium, it may well be impossible to roll up and transport back to Sydney!
A little sketching took place over the Xmas / New Year period, and with the beautiful sunny days we're having, hopefully more may take place this week. For the sketch below, Gill and I wandered around the ruins of the Koroni Castle and into the grounds of the Monastery - so many great spots for sketching there. Its incredible to see the bougainvillea still flowering madly at this time of the year too.