When I’m out and about I tend to look at people with an artists eye – thinking how I’d love paint them if they’re exceptional in anyway. The other night in the local take-away there was a stunning looking blonde girl who’d come to collect her order, and I could hardly take my eyes off her – she was gorgeous, with blonde shoulder length hair, neat features, snub nose, large dark brown eyes and very slim petite body. I just wanted to paint her, she was so lovely. Fortunately she didn’t catch me staring at her, although the way she looked, I bet she was used to everyone looking!
A day or so after that, I was doing my supermarket shopping, when I noticed an electrician sitting perched on top of one of the tall fridge units, intently looking at something out of sight above the shoppers. He was drop dead gorgeous too, so I couldn’t help but stare at him. Dark hair, good looking with a cheeky grin, dark eyes and an athletic body. Sigh. Very nice. He was busy doing something I couldn’t see, but as it seemed so incongruous that he was being ignored by everyone, I felt I should speak to him, caught his eye, and asked if he was for sale too? His eyes twinkled, he smiled, and said he could be. Gulp (wishes do come true!) and said it was a pity he didn’t have a twin because then I could have two for the price of one! Temptation indeed. That made me laugh!! What I could do with twins!
I’ve got a half finished painting of a nude woman in my studio, and have been looking at it for the last couple of years, wondering if I should finish her off (in a painterly sort of way, I mean!) and what I should do to do that. I’m not fully happy with the painting, as there are aspects of it that need more detail putting in. I like the idea of the subject matter – the back view of a woman, with her breast in silhouette, her full buttocks resting on her feet, as she suggestively runs her fingers through her hair. The painting is called “Without a care” – technically, its all done, but there’s just something making me think I can do more to improve on it. So, I’ll leave it on show, until I get a brainwave. I tend to leave paintings lying about my studio as a reminder of things to do, but just occasionally, I think I need to have a tidy up and put things away.
I’m also half way through the first pussy portrait which I am itching to get on with and finish off, and get on to the next ones. I want them to have a connecting theme, and that works best when they are all painted chronologically close together. If I struggle too much with this first painting I’ll end up doing it again once I’ve got going on the other ones, and got into momentum with them. So….. I’m off to do some painting………