Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's Been 7 Odd Years...

I did something today that I haven't done in about 7 years... yep I made an oil painting. It's not very good and it's not exactly exciting or inspiring but it is still an oil painting. I don't know what possessed me, well actually I've been fidgety all day, ok, ok, ok all week and I've been doing some sewing, no luck there really, and trying to think of something amazing to make for Axel's birthday and christmas present, again no luck so at about 11pm I get out an old tube of brown oil paint and a small canvas I bought at the 2 $ shop and start sketching an onion.
I must admit I was so scared to start because I didn't know if I would remember how to paint after so long. Anyhow I must say I sure am rusty, there are so many problems with this painting but meh... it's alright for a quick painting of a sprouting onion. Picking up the paint brush again made me realise that I've been running around trying to learn all sorts of new skills that I've forgotten some of the others I have. I used to just paint and draw once upon a time, now it's the last thing on my mind. I think I have to change that. If I loose this skill then I don't think I could forgive myself.

The colours are darker in this photo than in real life. The onion is quite redish purple not so blackish. It's also quite a small canvas, about 15 by 20 cms.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I think it looks wonderful - and it's great to do something you haven't done in so long!