So the long and the short of it is that I've left myself very little time to say hello to you today, before I go to my Wednesday night knitting group.
D'you see the rain sodden pane of glass in the photo above? We've suddenly done an about turn, and been plunged straight back into winter, here in the North of England, and a wet winter at that, which is the worst.
I think we've done well to keep the roof on our house.
Over the weekend, I started the paintings above, and I've continued working on them, as well as trying to do some abstracts.
I quite like they way they influence each other, a discovery in one, leads to something happening in another. It's exciting.
I'm hoping, hoping, hoping, I'll have time to paint the glorious frilly tulips in the vase above, and the Ranunculus too. The colours in the flowers have been influencing some of my colour choices with my abstracts.
I've been changing their water, and snipping off a little at the bottom of each flower stem, every other day, in the never ending battle to keep my fresh flowers FRESH!
Tomorrow I present the paintings I have done for the two commissions. I hope, very, very, very much, they like them. I'll take some photos of the paintings tomorrow, before my meeting at one. I get commissioned to do art work by publishers, and that doesn't phase me too much now, after twelve years of it (though it used to), but this is a new experience, presenting two people with the art work they have commissioned from me. The question "what if they don't like them" is needling me slightly. I've even done extra paintings, so that they have a choice. Keen aren't I?!
Well, I'm off to my knitting group now. I'm not too far off finishing that fourth panel for the knitted dress, I talked about a couple of posts back, then it's on to the stripes! Yipee!
See you on Friday, and I'll tell you all about the reception the paintings I did got, even if it turns out to be a disappointing reception. One has to prepare oneself mentally for these things, good thing I'm quite well practised at it now.
Toodle-loo, love Vanessa xxx