I've been working on my boat painting
this week and boy is it
doing my head in.
One minute I hate it then an idea hits
and I like it again, then back to hating it
and so on.
Right now it's driving me nuts.
I didn't like the top of the painting and came up
with the idea to turn it into a revetment wall,
as if the boat is adrift in a canal.
It's going to be adrift cos I'm too lazy to
put a rope in.
My desk is small this week,
Just the painting on a movey roundy desk and my ikea
movey roundy thing.
Why should I move when the painting can.
I have three bags of goop in varying shades of grey
(that is 3 shades, not to be confused with 50 shades).
I wanted to do the wall in bright orange and yellow
but my teacher (and I hate it when she's right)
insisted on the greys.
Now it's a matter of playing like I'm icing a cake,
for what seems like an eternity,
until I reach the other side and a bit wider
than it is at present.
I can feel some serious back and eye aches coming on.
I also lowered the boat in the water
(argh, it's sinking... I wish)
and added more goop to the water but
there's still more goop to add.
This darn painting will be six feet thick by the time
I'm finished with it.
Lastly I roughed in my parrots head and feet.
I like to stop once I get to here and
then I can keep looking at it to see if there
are any adjustments needed before I paint it properly.
Short and sweet this week,
cos I've got a date with some goop.
Now you've seen mine
why not hop over to
and see what's on the other desks
around the world this Wednesday.