Enough is enough, this one has to stop now. I’ve been fiddling about with it for too long, easily done, and am getting bored with it. “The Snug”, a portrait of my little sitting-room, is a companion piece to “Caravan of Dreams”, previously featured. Both are mixed media pieces on canvas, though I normally prefer paper on board as a support, for it doesn’t give like canvas and better withstands being scratched, scraped, tortured with glue and having other indignities performed on its surface. Unfortunately I bought several canvases on impulse a couple of years ago before realizing this and feel I must try and use some of them up! They take up so much room just standing around waiting to be brought to life.
During the production of this painting, I’ve been taking distraction breaks to prepare some lino blocks for printing, an undertaking which is frustratingly slow and slightly hazardous; I’ve managed to nick my left hand several times already. Not much longer to go, though and I’m planning some Lake District paintings next. Life doesn’t get much more exciting than this!