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Dark period

Last week it was a bad reaction to what I ate, this week I have totally got the flu and seem to spend most of my days sleeping. Yesterday, I managed three small watercolours. I have an exhibition in the Old Town here in Stockholm starting on the 3rd of December so I thought I’d better get a move on. The paintings are rather dark, the days are getting shorter here, the sky is a numbing grey and I don’t feel so good.

Autumn calm
Autumn calm 14 x 9 cm
Past the city and onwards, winter is coming. 14 x 9 cm
Past the city and onwards, winter is coming. 14 x 9 cm
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Illness

Chien Chung Wei waterolour

I had a frustrating week last week. I was so enthusiastic about my new artist schedule and all the watercolours I was going to produce, but then illness struck and I’ve been unable to paint. I still feel awful, I really hope I’m 100% tiptop by the end of the week because that’s when my EPC art course with Chien Chung-Wei starts. Drop back again in a few days I am sure I’ll be back in business by then.

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The evening

In the evening of my first day following my tough new artist week schedule I went to life drawing. At this stage my food intolerance was setting in big time, I had eaten something that did not agree with me. I made it through the first half of the session but I was in too much pain and too tired to continue in the second half of the evening. I think it shows in the sketches I did, I haven’t shown the bad ones of course but I think I struggled with them all, at least it felt that way.

I was proud that I was able to produce so much in one day, I hope to continue doing this in the future, like I said in an earlier post – I’m not well today so no watercolours and no schedule was followed, hopefully in a couple of days I’ll be back on track.

 

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Some time for improvements

I wasn’t happy with the sky so I made it a bit more cloudy.  This was also part of my busy first day with my new artist schedule.

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Afternoon painting

If you read my earlier post you will know that this is the first afternoon of my really ttough artist week schedule! This painting  which is 50 x 32 cm in size took two hours to paint.

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The morning painting

This week I have introduced a tough working schedule to my artist week. I’ve been frustrated that I am just not producing enough work. Unfortunately my plans burst after only one day as I became ill, I’m incredibly sensitive to what I eat , it was either broccoli or balsamic vinegar that did it. My body can’t cope with many types of sugars since I passed midlife.

Anyway, the plan is for me to follow a ridget schedule and it worked yesterday so I’m really happy about that. In the morning I spent two hours on a commission and then anther two hours on this painting that is featured here. It’s the ferry called Norrskär that has been in service since 1910.

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Working on values

Values and compostion exercise

Spending Friday evening working on values. A beer in one hand a marker in the other and Brian Eno in the background. Perfect.