Goodness, at times like this I realise I really do live in a pretty part of the world!
Today's post features Part 1 of my latest painting, where I am using my trusty acrylics in an attempt to create a Still Life scene, inspired by the view from outside my front window.
Yes, in case you are wondering - those really are my mountains and my tree. My vase and my lemons. I must confess, the bowl is looking a little emptier now after having pancakes for breakfast this morning, where lemons were squeezed exuberantly over sugar. Does anyone else do this? If not, you should try it. YUM!
I didn't feel a slavish need to paint in every tree, every little house, every leaf detail, after feeling inspired by Alberto Giacometti who said:
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
Thanks for giving permission for me to be me, Alberto!
The painting is nowhere near finished, but I've already received a lot of very positive feedback from visitors to my house who have seen the painting in person. I only hope that I can keep improving on it over the next week or so.
Stay tuned for an update over the next few days. I know, I know, you can hardly wait!
I'll see you soon,