I was feeling a bit deflated after last week’s Pintar Rapido adventure. As I was lacking in enthusiasm, motivation and inspiration, I decided to give my myself and my brushes a break and tackle something that I’ve been putting off for a long time now.
Back in November, I did a little video introduction to my new Binning Monro watercolour palette from The Little Brass Box Company. Since then I’ve always had it mind to do another video, but this time to introduce my Frazer Price Palette Box.
My blog posts about this palette are among the most visited on my site so there’s obviously some interest in them and I thought people might find a video helpful. I’m also keen to improve my skills in this area and had some very clear ideas about how I would go about producing this video differently to my last effort.
I won’t bore you with the excruciating details but – perhaps unsurprisingly – I encountered a few difficulties with this project, mainly due to my own limitations in recording and editing sound and video! My deep frustration resulted in me deleting all the hours of work I’d invested in it! That will certainly teach me for trying to do something other than paint!
I shall be returning to this project but I’m already resigned to it taking a little longer than I’d originally anticipated.
On the plus side, having given myself permission not to paint, over the past few days I have started to feel the faint stirrings of motivation creeping back in.
It’s on that note that I’ll leave you with this quick A4 sketch:
This is the view from my train as I made my way home from Pinter Rapido last weekend. I took a train from London’s Victoria train station that crosses the River Thames near Battersea on its way to Brighton. For something so quick, I was quite pleased with this. Perhaps my brushes aren’t going to get much of a rest after all!