The deadline for the Members Exhibition is looming and I’ve found myself caught between preparing and practising and needing to get something started to be sure I can actually do it on time… so today I took a big breath and started painting the background.
What helped me put the first brush stroke down was remembering that if I start today and it doesn’t work I have time to do another one, with the lessons I learn today… if I practise for a day or two more then I’ll only have one chance to get it right! And after all, it’s just a piece of paper, worth about the cost of a large coffee :-).
So, I started, and it was too hot again today – 29 degrees, even though I started early. My clouds were drying too quickly, so I stopped. Not quite quickly enough, but I hope that maybe I can mend them tomorrow (hot tomorrow again!). I’m also worried about the birds… not just that I hate using so much masking, but will it come off alright after all this heat? I guess I’ll find out soon.