All-in-all it's been a better year for painting than the previous one, 2012 was a tricky year with not a lot of painting and it took some time to readjust and get back into the swing of things after lots of upheaval. I missed most of the annual shows in 2013 year and made a bit of a bad job of the ones that I did do.... but life settled down and I managed to get back into work. This blog post is a summary of some of the work completed in 2013, some of which is ongoing.
|30 small works. Natural objects from the 30 day Challenge|
I also completed 6 paintings for the RHS show at Malvern in May. I forgot to photograph them so there's only this one as a record because I've since lost all 6 paintings!
|Bleeding Heart Reproductive mechanism, and oversized painting ( x 4). One of 6 dissection paintings of reproductive mechanisms.|
Other work has included some Collections pieces and even more rosehips, completed during October and November. Collections paintings are ongoing when I can find the time.
|Some paintings of collections of Autumn finds|
|large Collection work in progress....on hold|
........and some paintings on vellum
|Paintings of Autumn finds on kelmscott and natural vellum|
some miniatures vellum set into jewellery
|Miniatures on vellum|
Some miscellaneous paintings, lots of pinks and purples
|Bits and pieces in pinks and purples|
And lots and lots of fish, starting early 2013 with seahorses and most recently in November 30 fish. Here's a small selection of over 40 images of sealife completed this year.
|Some of the 45 sealife illustrations|
|Food illustrations completed last week of December|
I estimate that's in excess of 100 works, so if you think you haven't achieved during the year it's worth a look back in time to see what you have actually done. Admittedly some of mine were pretty small efforts but they all count. The main thing to keep in mind if you're struggling to get going or in a lull is do something small and try to paint or draw on every available day.....even if it's just a doodle.
That's about it for my year! Hopefully I'll paint some larger works next year.