Sunday, 28 September 2014
I seem to be doing a lot of apologising lately. I'm so sorry for not visiting your blogs and for being generally "not there", the fact is it has become increasingly more difficult to maintain this blog. My working hours have multiplied to a silly extent, mainly due to this government's sustained effort to drive people like me into poverty. Thank you Mr Cameron. Then there is this computer which is now on it's last legs, it is now almost impossible to download pictures or access other blogs.
On a happier note, one or two outlets have appeared for my artwork. In fact I've been delighted and a little bit bewildered at the interest I've been so privileged to enjoy. I'm never going to earn a living at this, but the hobby pays for itself and in fact returns a small profit. I can't ask for more.
Due to the problems mentioned I've decided, with a heavy heart, to post on facebook from now on as I can do that from my phone. My page is www.facebook.com/kevinmortimerart and I would be delighted if anyone visited as I have done some more work but am unable to show it here. Likewise, I would be very interested in other peoples work on this media.
The figure shown here is another oldie, this time in oil pastel, a medium I was really enjoying at the time. It allows for quick, spontaneous work which suited my confidence back then.
The snow scene is a small watercolour I actually did as a demo this year at a charity event and that, I have to say, was quite an experience. To struggle with the water flow and pigment running riot is one thing, to steady ones trembling brush under the critical eye of the general public is quite another!!!!
It only remains for me to say a huge, heartfelt "THANK YOU" to each and every one of you. Your visits, comments and conversation boosted my artistic confidence and sustained me with comfort when I was ill. Bless you all.
I do hope to meet you again on facebook because I value everyone just as much now as I did before.
And now, as the leaves turn and fall outside my window, it's time for this odd little blog to go quiet.
Take care everyone.