Lately I cannot stop thinking about painting and drawing. I have not touched a paintbrush or drawn seriously for about 20 plus years. I remember taking the easel, paper, paint and baby down to the waterlily pond. The baby and painting competed for my attention…that was the last time I painted seriously and I think the drawing above was one of my last from that era.
Our children’s friends loved coming to the art house. Sadly, many of the children were not allowed to make a ‘art mess’ at their own homes. Others had to ‘clean rooms’ or complete homework before they were allowed ‘art time’. The time to create art was used as a carrot, part of the reward/punishment parent nagging ritual, which made me feel used and the paints were put away.
Recently, I cleaned out and organised the goodies in the art cabinet, took a stock take and went to the Art Store to purchase more. Now I have 3 easels, two drawing boards, new Chroma Interactive Acrylics, oils, gouache paint plus 10 or so new canvases. I have been dreaming of converting the games room into an art studio, by moving in the paper storage cabinet, (cutting table) easels, screens and moving out the pool table. Can you believe that a hole in the floor was fixed and the carpenter left a 5m x 1m piece of flooring, downstairs …. is it my fabric printing table?
I have a started a painting/drawing blog called The Drawing Room. Please come and check on my progress, I have been doing a little bit drawing lately and hope to get out and do some painting of the sea and rock pools here at Avoca Beach where I live.