I finally finished this painting which was started last year. My goal is to finish all of the leftovers, but still start some new work because that keeps me interested.
This painting, of a ganet that I took a picture of last year in New Zealand, was started in a workshop on Saturday. I got this far that day. It needs a lot more paint on the canvas.
As soon as the young ganets learn to fly they immediately set out for Australia where they stay for 3 years, then fly home to New Zealand for the rest of their lives. As our New Zealand guide said, “One trip to Australia was enough!”
Another unfinished painting. I have worked on it quite a lot, but there are still parts of it that don’t satisfy me.
I am trying to keep painting and reading to distract myself from present troubles. It does help.
I finished reading “The Way We Live Now”. What a wonderful novel! I have started reading the autobiography of Trollop. It isn’t as gripping as a novel, but is still an absorbing read. Jerry and I are about half way through the book on the eruption of Krakatoa and we have finally come to the actual explosion of the island. It was a catastrophic event. Makes present problems seem puny compared to what the survivors of that disaster endured.