I spent time on Saturday and Sunday tidying out my studio which was looking like those scenes in movies where someone has searched ransacked someone else’s place to look for something. I added more shelves to the unit in the corner so that I could manage my stuff better. Check them out:
That is Mia and Sprocket who come and join me when they are shut out of the house – especially when it is cold. While I am there I might as well show the rest of the space. Here is my studio – looking neater than usual:
My table is behind the sheets I have bought to make a portfolio for the bigger watercolours I paint. I put my pallette and water bottle on the tea trolley when I paint. As you can see I have not started on my next big painting. Don’t you love the rocks. Our house used to be the stables on a farm in the Lourens river valley. When they developed around us they dug up all these beautiful river boulders which I collected in a wheelbarrow (that has since been retired to become our braai (barbeque). And I made pathways all over the place which are quite beautiful but not all that practical – such is the life of the dreamer. One day I will show you my rock wall. Oh yes. While I was cleaning up I came across a number of old paintings which I hoped would give me a sense of growth. I will show them here for comment.
After all my labours I took the boys for a surf yesterday. It was OK but I got out to do a watercolour. I wanted to focus on the poles but ran out of time. I decided to try to finish it here in the studio. Not sure if that works for me. But here it is: