Another dead afternoon so why not have another go at not being an artist? Here is my preparation – note the image on the laptop as it’s my kitchen window and is my intended subject. I’m not happy with my effort, but that’s no big deal. It’s the taking part that’s important, eh? My non-progress can be seen on the page NotAnArtist.
I painted this from an image on the laptop and I think it’s my best so far. But I’m still NotAnArtist! You can see my development / non-development at https://thingschange.blog/not-an-artist/
This morning I popped into a local charity shop (Oxfam) to buy some books (4 novels). It’s good to be able to go into bookshops again.
What have I talked myself into? I casually suggested to my daughter that on a Zoom call I could do some painting with the little ones. So I invested in some gear, and here is my studio setup. My daughter suggested acrylic paints but I did find it all a bit fiddly squeezing bits out of tubes – oh for a paintbox! I think I’ve verified my opinion that I have no artistic skills as well as no shame, but early days, eh! If nothing comes of it I can pass on my materials to Chloe and Iris.
First review from the little ones:
“Iris said “wow!”…Chloe observed that you’d paid attention to that video you’d watched! And she wants to know where’s your next one!”
See my progress here….
Here are a couple of bright, happy paintings by 4½-year-old Iris.
Because it’s been such a lovely, sunny day.
On a 6-mile walk, some artists were beginning their work in the park, where there were some lovely plants.
And at the end of the walk the new barbers was almost ready to open.
See more of Chloe’s talents at thingschange.blog/artwork-by-chloe-iris/