I feel like this painting has taken me forever but I’m happy with the result. I started work on “The Harpist” at the beginning of December and it really shouldn’t have taken me so long to complete but I just can’t paint when it’s cold (in my next life I shall be a polar bear and just sleep through the winter!)
I’m very happy with the way she’s turned out now that she has strings on her harp and eyes that, breaking with tradition, are not crossed. I certainly feel that I’m reconnecting with the skills I had before I took a 10 year break but I also have a long way to go before I will be happy that I can get what I have in my mind onto the paper consistently without a struggle. I guess that will teach me to never take a break again! lol
All that is left for my harpist now is to be framed which I will hopefully do at the weekend in between painting and tiling my mothers bathroom for her. If that doesn’t earn me brownie points nothing will.
Moving on, I have already started preparing for my next painting. I’m going to be working on a pet portrait of a friends dog. Unfortunately I only have a very small photo to go on but he’s quite distinctive and I’m viewing it as a challenge. I will also be using my shiny new watercolour set for my new painting, so I’m really eager to get started but I’m determined to do a number of sketches first as I really want to capture a good likeness. :-)