Monday, 27 January 2014

Autumn Walk.



This is a bit like dipping my toe in the water. It seems an age since I picked up a brush and I would swear that I could almost hear them creaking as I painted this!! In truth, it hasn't been that long at all really, I think it just seemed an age because I had made the conscious decision to take a break. An example of how elastic time can be when influenced by our own perceptions. It's nice to get back to landscape painting, especially an Autumn scene, a season that pretty much passed me by last year. I hope everyone has had a good start to 2014 and, if not, that things will improve soon. I had a good start. I sold two pictures at the gallery and, (drum roll), I've had a proper diagnosis at long last and will have an operation in March, I just need to plod along till then. It's amazing how a light at the end of the tunnel can make one feel so much more positive!! My own lack of creativity has been more than compensated for by my wife Helen. Half way through last year she decided to take up sewing after years of abstinence due to lack of time etc. What's happened since is incredible. Our modest home is rapidly filling with quilts, skirts, purses, baby wear and bags of every size, colour and design. She now has a number of craft fairs in her sights for the coming year. Her achievements have inspired me. For my part, the ideas are starting to flood back almost as rapidly as the rivers in the west of England. It's time to get going again!! Watercolour on Saunders Waterford 140lb ROUGH. 

14 comments:

  1. Good morning Kev, glad to hear things are getting better for you! Congratulations on your two sales! This autumn scene is fabulous, beautiful colours! I would love to see your wife's work. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Judy. I haven't got room for all my wife's stuff. Lol! You have a great week too!!

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  2. Kev, congratulations to you, and I am very happy to see a post from you. I love this autumn scene, it is beautiful!

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  3. Thanks Linda, I'm very glad you like it. The weather has been so grey and dull, it felt good to use some warm colours!

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  4. Kevin - Sounds like 2014 will bring some good things. Congrats on the sales and the diagnosis! I'm glad that they can finally do something for you. Good news about your wife's plans too.

    I doesn't look like your brushes were out of your hand at all. This is really lovely...that light really pulls you into the piece. And the autumn colors and the shadows are gorgeous. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work soon.

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    1. That's a lovely comment Joan. Thanks very much! Yes, I hope to get a few more done before March and........"Going on the slab", as the kids put it !!!!

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  5. Hi Kev.
    Brilliant painting here Kev, full marks this for this one. Well done, and all the best.
    Vic.

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    1. That's a ringing endorsement, very kind of you Vic, cheers!!

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  6. Hi Kev, congrats on your sales, good to hear about your diagnosis,sounds like things are moving in the right direction.
    I like the light at the end of the tunnel in your painting, very fitting.
    Good to see you painting again.

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    1. Thanks Pat. It's good to be back doing something again and yes, I'm hoping this year will be better than last. I didn't concsiously depict a light at the end of a tunnel, well spotted, who knows how our minds work!!

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  7. Oh I'm glad to hear that everything went in this wonderful direction for you and I'm also glad to hear that your wife started sewing. I love this autumn picture with it's beautiful sunlight and the couple going and looking forward to the light! Fantastic artwork! As usual!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Stephanie.

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  8. oh how could I have missed this beautyful painting of yours!!!? Sorry!!!

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    1. No worries Catharina LOL. I'm glad you like it. Thank you!

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