When I started painting on site I used to tell myself that being there painting was more important than what I painted. Yesterday we went to watch Sinead play hockey in Stellenbosch. We had about an hour between games and I settled down to paint the beautiful school grounds under the mountains. As I got started the plans changed and I was given ten minutes to finish and head back. So I did this. There was a team playing and I wanted to capture more of the action but did not have time.
I guess there are some good parts to it.
Today we did an adventure race at Lourensford which has to be one of the most beautiful valleys in our country. Just before prize giving I wanted to paint the people and the mountains and sat just behind the speakers (kind of out of range of ear damage) and did this:
Also not bad in some places I suppose. I would like to try using a smaller, higher quality sable brush for people. Whatever – if I keep doing this, eventually it will come together. I have been looking at my progress at the Pipe. Since I started sitting there just over a year ago I have definitely improved. So…
Now I am going to lie in the warm Autumn sun and read “Thinking Differently about Teams” from J Richard Hackman – sorry – Professor J Richard Hackman “Leading Teams”, which is the core piece for my research. He sounds cool – in addition to being a prof at Harvard, he plays Bass Trombone in a community orchestra, and is a keen trout fisherman.