These little chaps came to visit me today, and inspired this little aceo. They had a good old splash around the back of my window, so much so I had to close the window as water was splashing in.
I finished my rope painting yesterday, so I cut a mount and framed it today. I have found the peace and quiet with no distractions has helped me concentrate, and I was surprised I finished it as I thought it would take much longer. So even with no sales ( well I did sell another bookmark again today) It is a joy to work in. I have noticed my paper is a bit damp, at this time of year its not a problem, But I will have to put a heater in when it gets colder I think.
I forgot to tell you yesterday I had a gentelman who is interested in private tuition, so I gave him my details and fingers crossed he gets in touch.
I have learnt a few things in the last 2 days from customers. Firstly I got chatting to a chap who has done some exhibitions and he said he thought I should line my work up in straight lines as he was always told it help draw the eye to the work more. Once he had gone I found myself looking at the chaotic way I had hung the paintings and felt he may have a point. So when I framed the work today to put up, I decided to line things up a bit better and see if it made a difference.
Also I had a lady who commented on how diverse my subject matter was, I looked and thought, but its mostly water,and then I realised that I just hadn't got any order or colour coherence, so when moving things I tried to put subjects together better.
My son is coming to help me out tomorrow ( don't really know what he can do except have a nosey) , so I am going to have to steal a chair from home, so he has somewhere to sit when he comes Maybe he will be my first visitor!
See you tomorrow, I think I will continue for a few more days chatting about my experiences, I hope I don't bore you