I have been feeling a little 'out of sorts' earlier this week, and I think it's because I've been spending too much time in front of the computer, dealing with admin and publicity, and not enough time actually drawing. So, I took myself in hand yesterday. It was a sunny day: I turned the computer off and took my sketchbook into the garden.
Inspired by a recent trip to the Millennium Gallery (Watercolours in Britain: Tradition & Beyond), I thought I'd try again to get my head (hand?) round paint - don't know if you've noticed, but most of what I do has always been drawing, not painting.
Of course, no sooner had I finished faffing about, setting up all the bits and bobs I might need (sketchbook & paints, pen, radio, suncream, sunhat, phone, jam-jar of water, cup of coffee...) than the sun went in and it started to spot with rain. Grrrrrrrrrr.
It proved to be one of those irritating in-and-out sort of days but, between the cursing and bringing stuff repeatedly in from the rain, and then back out again, I managed these 2 little paintings I was quite pleased with.