I deliberately put aside all things creative these past few weeks in an attempt to focus on household things, my mother's funeral and family business. Although I have been really busy, thoughts of paintings kept creeping in. My fingers have been itching to pick up a paintbrush again and my soul needs to get smoochy with colour again!
Yesterday I topped up my art supplies and bought an A3 watercolour block of paper and two tubes of purple paint in a particular shade I have been trying to mix, yet could only manage to create a muddy aubergine - I gave in, took the shortcut and bought it! Since one of my sisters has put in a request for a fish painting I have some inspiration to work from.
Today has been cool, grey & rainy and I am looking forward to curling up on my lounge tonight to read 'Picasso & His Collection' a book my sister brought back from a visit to this exclusive exhibition held in Brisbane at the Gallery of Modern Art.
I must try doing some sketching in ink, like this...