Reclining Figure

No resolutions for me

So it’s the last day of the year already. Exactly one year ago my mother passed away and to be honest, the year passed by faster than ever, or so it seems. I don’t think I made any resolutions last year, because there was simply no time for that. We had a funeral to arrange, our dad to take care for and what not. Three weeks later my father-in-law died as well so the year started “en mineur” so to speak.

That being said I don’t want to make any excuses here for the lack of posts. A quick check learns me that this is my 10th post of the year. That’s an average of less than 1 post per month. One could hardly find this productive. However, I do feel I made some progress in my painting. I’m learning heaps with every stroke I make, acting as a sponge. I’m well capable of immersing myself into the painitng I’m creating when I am at the easel. That’s a good thing. I’m feeling somewhat disillusioned with the quality of my work, but I can accept that. It means I am realizing things need to change. The quest is to find out what exactly needs to change. Experimenting is key.

I have more than 70 panels and more than 20 canvasses primed and ready to become paintings, so there’s one excuse I won’t be making in 2016 if I paint less than I would like to.

Reclining Figure - Oil on Linen - 80cm x 60cm

Reclining Figure – Oil on Linen – 80cm x 60cm

By the way: thanks to all the lovely people for the nice Xmas cards and all. Although I fail to respond to them, I really appreciate it.
Here’s to a good health above all for all of you.
May you compose the year to be a successful one.

1 comment for “No resolutions for me

  1. 1 January 2016 at 16:52

    Hey Johan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of both your mother and father-in-law. It is such a sad and heavy burden when someone close to us dies πŸ™ *hug* to you and your wife – and may 2016 bring you bucketfuls of joy and happiness πŸ™‚

    I do like picturing all your primed canvasses – it’s like a playground with infinite possibilities, and I’m sure that you will enjoy painting each one, no matter how long it takes πŸ™‚

    Your reclining figure has such a peaceful sense of comfort, beautiful πŸ™‚

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