floral small painting

camelia – bank holiday break

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Something new. I thought I’d try my hand with an ultra dark background here. It’s a neutral black created using viridian and alizarin. The flower came from outside the window.

camelia 8×8 inch oil on gesso bord

Bank Holiday Break

I usually paint everyday or almost that, even if I don’t post everyday. This weekend was the exception (since the end of September last year anyway). The last painting I did was last Friday morning and even at that I had to drag it out of myself. So I thought – right, time for a break!

It’s been both a quiet and a busy weekend sorting stuff out at home and in the garden and then we had guests to stay. Two gorgeous girls from BC in Canada. It was a bit touch and go today as to whether they would get their flight at all due to more ash from Iceland closing the airports. Thankfully they got out this afternoon so it’s back to the empty easel.

I have to say I do feel the better for the break and ready to go again.

1 Comment

  • Hi Roisin,

    I miss our chats. Hope your paintings are coming along fine for delivery at the gallery. It can be stressful when you desire to do your best work for them. It doesn’t always come out that way. Relaxing is good. Glad you finally took a break. Its often needed…


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