….at last. It was 2004 when I last exhibited my paintings, since then I have had two house moves, three weddings (my children’s), 8 grandchildren and a Mum with dementia. Now that Mum is safely tucked up in a delightful Care Home and all the babies are growing up (the youngest batch will all be 4 this year) ,I have found some clear space to once more take up the brushes and squeeze out the paints.
The most exciting bit
then out on the grass to dry
along with two orange based paintings done in the same way and some old canvases I dug out that needed priming with Gesso
Using the orange brush-cleaning water from the other paintings to go over the blues, giving a bit of depth. I wondered about leaving them there.
These will be backgrounds for the bits and pieces picked up on the beaches to create Beach Clean Art.
But just had to go on and add another layer
blotting them with bubble wrap to add a bit of texture
and put them out on the grass to dry …
I will leave them up around the house for a few days allowing ideas to develop about whether to add more paint or go straight to adding some beach clean pieces.
I have a target of 7 paintings for my 16 for 2016 list, although these are still in process, at least I have made a start.