Bored yet? Anyway ..... a few more pics for your perusal. I may leave a few days between the next post for a bit of a break. This is an old cast iron kettle that was given to me by friends in Yokohama and I love the unusual shape, it seems to float above the table because of the unusual hidden bottom.
40 x 30 cms (approx. 16 x 12 inches) oil on canvas board
24 x 19.5 cms (approx. 9.5 x 7.5 inches) oil on gessoed hardboard
As promised in yesterday's post .... a few more photos with more to come tomorrow ... As you can see, I re-visited a few old friends just for the enjoyment I get out of painting these dark background subjects.
It's been a tough month as I haven't been happy with what I've done recently and hesitated posting anything new, but I have decided to just go ahead and put some of them up for show. I guess I have been feeling a lot of peer pressure, because before I started the blog I wasn't getting praise from artists that I admire so much and now I feel that I have to live up to their expectations of me, so 'good' is not good enough! I've had a few paintings that just haven't worked at all this last month and they have been consigned to the bonfire pile. I will post more work over the next few days.
The 'hat' paintings were done because of all the painting I have done over the last few years, the previous hat paintings seemed to be the most enjoyed by a lot of people ... and I enjoy painting them (my summer and winter hats).