Having finally come back down to earth having won my first award, I am finally back at my easel, where I have been longing to be for the last 3 weeks as I faced an unavoidable break from painting due to some of life's other distractions!
Anyway, let me tell you, I am loving every single brush-stroke of this one!
It is everything I LOVE to paint; Distortion, refraction, reflection and beautiful colours!
Here it is at it's skeletal stage, just my lines mapped out...
...I am already a lot further in to the process and so far it is going just as I had hoped.
All I can wish for now is that it continues to go so well.
It's not the large, complex painting I had originally planned, but it is still an 18" x 26" and some things are just meant to be I think. Besides, I have new plans for the larger one now and I'll be starting on that as soon as this one is complete.
Anyway, since I am working on larger paintings, I decided it was time I had a Mahl Stick in my Studio.
Now I have one, I really don't have a clue how I ever managed without it!
But, Sherlock had other ideas when he clapped eyes on it. For those of you who aren't familiar with Sherlock, he is our loopy Labrador and he has an obsession with sticks! The bigger the better, as you can see in this photo...
...It was quite some wrestling match I had, in order to reclaim my Mahl Stick!
In the end it was a piece of cheese that finally swayed things my way.
Thankfully my stick was unharmed! Phew!
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