I seem to recall a track by Jethro Tull - 'Nothing Is Easy' and that sums up my mood at present.
The excesses of New Year are finished and I've had a clear run to get on with some painting. But am I happy with the results? ....NO....it's been a struggle this week.
I thought I would start with my pencil sketch of Slumbay....
Reflected on the composition - looking for connections and abstract values.
I set this aside - not entirely happy - I think a landscape composition might be better.
Another day this week I wanted to try out some eggy paints, but was distracted by the stormy weather. I did a pencil sketch of the waves that I could see out of the window, and then I found myself doing a pic of the stormy sea in 'glair' - ink made from pigment and white of egg.
|Stormy Sea (1)|
|Stormy Sea (2)|
I also tried out some home-made tempera paint and finished this little pic in a mixture of tempera and glair.
|Coral Beach, Applecross in egg tempera and glair|
But these little pics were the best of the bunch this week....I'm not so happy about my bigger pics..for the next post.