It’s been another tricky week for painting! The combination of putting my back out again (fortunately not as badly as a few years ago), along with it being my daughters’ 12th birthday (and everything that entails) has put painting way down the agenda.
As I’m sure many followers of my painting progress will know, I’m especially attracted to shadows and contrasts. I’d go as far as to say that without a bright source of light and strongly cast shadows, I struggle to get excited about a subject, and this isn’t a great position in which to find myself!
I think that’s why this week’s subject caught my interest. It’s an image that a friend shared a while ago. What I liked about it was that although the light was flat, it still had a sense of drama and, while there wasn’t a strong source of sunlight, there were some great contrasts between the lights of the wet road, and the darks of the hedgerows.
I’m not sure that I managed to do the image justice but, even though I struggled with this much more that I’d like to admit, I was pleased to see it through.
I’m delighted to report that my daughter’s birthday party and sleepover was a great success (especially if you judge success by the amount of clearing up that needs to be done!) and that with anti-inflammatories and stretches, my back is recovering day by day.
Hopefully I’ll be able to return to a more dedicated painting routine soon.