Yesterday was cold and grey and it was unpleasant being outside, so a still life was my choice of duty. I felt much better after completion of the still life; Not sure whether it is was the fact that I painted, ot the bright yellow of the suflowers. Probably a good mix of both.
oil on board, 20X15cm
oil on board, 35X24cm
Today was sunny and warm and pleasant. No question. A plein air was on the the to-do-list. The garden is in a state of neglect with us working on the house and the cottage the last few months. I think the painting perfectly reflects the charotic character of my unkempt garden of late.
I took the day off and went galavaning. Had coffe and cake and tea, bought a Napoleon chair and a plant. And inbetween I did something useful like a sketch.
Somewhere I’ve lost my burning desire to sketch. Apart from me feeling it, the sketches also clearly show it. They are dull and lifeless. It could be that I have started doing a lot of my first love which is oils. But I do want to sketch, there are so much around to capture in a sketch! So, the question: will that enthusiasm to sketch return if I just keep going?
Architecture Brive la Gaillarde
Our fields in late summer with a winding path; It ihas been a very dry year and the garden and fields suffered. I have done a fair amount of plein air this year and the paintings can be seen and are available for sale on my website, Ronelle’s art
oil on board, 35×24 cm
Three lemons in a white bowl.
Oil on board, 30x24cm