One of those days .....

One of those days .....

Today has been one of those days, I set off with the full intention of getting going on a new painting . 

I got the kids off to school and then headed up the hill on my normal walk. The spring sunshine was lovely and the hedgerows seemed alive with birds . I had plenty of ideas buzzing in my head along with the buzzing of Spring all around me.All was good with the world.....

Passing my car on the way back home I noticed one of the tyre's was into town to check it out. They were very efficient and after an hour I was in my studio raring to go......

Sketch done and off I go that's not right, the washes are all muddy and I know the eye isn't right. Shall I carry on, shall I see if I can salvage something from the mess.....

Oh the washing needs hanging out.

Right new sheet of paper...let's start again I will get this right ! But I am already annoyed about the first attempt and the second one seems to be going the same way...shall I have lunch instead.

Now fed and ready to go again....but it feels wrong today, I am trying to force myself to paint and I can't paint today, it feels like walking through treacle even trying, so I down tools and head out into the Devon countryside. Another walk and I feel a lot better, I will paint again tomorrow or maybe the next day ...but today has just been one of those days.


  • Arlene

    I think when things aren’t going right it’s a good idea to give yourself a rest and have a good walk and some time out because you must need it?

  • Sue Giles

    “Tomorrow is another day”. So true!

  • Ian Thomas

    From long experience I’ve found that ploughing on at getting nowhere doesn’t work.
    Sometimes when I’m restoring a photograph, nothing goes to plan so I go back to my original scan and start again the following day, often with better results.

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