#Nightrunner is a painting that happened quite accidently. Along with two other paintings, the landscapes came intuitively, and in a quick productive hurry...and then I got stuck. Anymore would spoil something I was happy with, but somehow they weren't quite finished. And then I remembered the silhouettes of people up at the lookout at dusk, and the little figures that Liz Caffin puts in the etchings I have collected over the years... and the night runners were born.
Apart from the night runner paintings, I have been slowly ticking away in the studio, but hope to up the ante again starting monday. Trouble is back in two days a week pre-school starting monday...so my productivity level should increase.
I've been offline a fair bit lately, due to a few technical issues (power supply for the laptop!) that I'm having difficulty sorting (delivery to island...), but in the meantime enjoying the arrival of some new paints and brushes (#Eckersleys art supplies ship to the island!).
The good news is that I have come up with a solution to the cost of purchasing quality stretched canvasses...which were running about $60 for an A3 canvas... Instead I will have 3 stretchers made up, and purchase some tacks, and instead of stretching the canvas permanently with a gun stapler, will simply tack canvasses to the stretcher, and then remove them and re-use for the next canvas. It will also make them considerably more shippable, and cheaper if I sell them.
Meantime, here are a couple more paintings in progress....