Thursday, January 29, 2015

Little by little.

It doesn't take much to make me happy,

and right now a few things makes me very happy. Little by little my mother is recovering from her brain stroke, I've started to paint again and each day now the birds are throwing the most beautiful concerts. Sparrows, tits, blue tits, trushes, sparrows, magpies and crows just to mention some. As if that wasn't enough, my garden is slowely awakening. Today I photographed the very first flowers, or more correctly, the first flower buds. The bright yellow Eranthis is the first flower to bloom, and it's very welcome. I won't mention the hail that came later on, I'll just see past that.

I found an unfinished mandala, and sat down to finish it. It's such a joy to get back to painting again. First of all I had to clean out and tidy my studio. It has been locked up for winter and has served more or less as a storage room. But, today I dug my way in there and now I'm enjoying all my colors and some time to paint.

This mandala were done using Neocolor 2 crayons, Twinks and I also did paint with some spray inks. I'm not over the top happy with this one, but as the first one in a very long time, it's ok.

The next painting is Twinks only, on top of  black paper. To paint on a dark substrate gives some interesting results. The colors behave differently, and the depth is much more visible.
I call this one done, even that I feel something is missing. I would love to add some white to it.

It feels good to be back, and now I have to pop in and say hello to all my blog friends.