As I wrote this title out I realised that it would actually make a good title for a plein air painting post! Sadly, on this occasion, it’s because my traditional end-of-year cold just couldn’t wait any longer. As a result, I’ve been laid up with a horrible head cold and various associated aches and pains.
So, on top of already feeling a little flat when it comes to my enthusiasm for painting, a heavy cold only compounded my severe lacking of motivation. In fact, it was only because this weekly post is the penultimate one of 2022 and I didn’t wish to fail at the penultimate hurdle of not having a painting of any sort to share that I managed to rally myself.
Here then is my quick quarter-sheet painting of Cadiz:
This was rattled out pretty quickly in between sneezes and blowing my nose! As I was painting it, I can’t exactly say I was enjoying it, but in a way, this meant that areas that I might otherwise have gone back into and fiddled with, were left alone. I think that because of this, it actually turned out better than I was expecting, and certainly much better comparatively than I was feeling!
The only positive note about my Christmas cold arriving early is that I should be fully over it and recovered in time for Christmas Day! This will make a nice change, though I daresay our traditional Christmas day dip in the sea may bring another cold on straight away!
I’d like to wish everyone a wonderful festive season. I hope you all get time to relax, spend some quality time with loved ones, and indulge yourself a little!