Happy new year and welcome to the first edition of my new blog. Every month I'll be talking about what I've been up to, where and been and .... well, anything else that you might find interesting!
I'm starting to get back into the swing of things again after the festive season. The boys have both been home from university so we've had lots of good food, the occasional drink and a couple of Netflix marathons. It's been absolute heaven!!
It's not all play though, my new six weeks of colour online painting course starts in a couple of weeks so I've also been filming and editing tutorial videos and writing notes. It’s a really useful process for me as it forces me to think about how I paint and the processes and techniques I use.
Having painted for so long now a lot of what I do – how I hold a brush, blending colours and building up layers of paint to create a finished image for example – has become a sub-conscious, almost instinctive process so it’s good to take a step back and think about all the steps involved.
With everything that’s been going on though, I haven't managed to just get my headphones on and lose myself in the music and painting though, so can't wait to be back in the studio in the next couple of days - I'M SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!
If you have any questions you'd like me to answer in future blogs please get in touch. They can be about anything at all, learning to paint, working as an artist or what I do to relax. I can't promise to answer everyone's question, but if there are any that are asked frequently or that are particularly interesting I'll include them in future blogs.
My blogs will be published on the last day of the month in future, so don't forget to come back and see whats new!!