Son Surf is holding the Longboard Classic this weekend and I offered to paint a watercolour of event for them to use as a prize. After I had finished my events in which I surfed like a nana (short for banana) I sat and painted this:
this is 560x390mm ( a half sheet of Arches) which is bigger than the size to which I am accustomed now. But there it is. My nasty little perfectionist is saying “not good enough” so I am doing it again from photo’s in my studio.
This is how it looks after an hour, a bath a cup of coffee and some chocolate digestive biscuits:
Not the best reproduction but I am ready to continue so that is it for now. I am enjoying sitting in my studio, listening to the music of Hotel Costes and painting – though I am feeling really tired
OK – and here it is – it is now going on for 11:30 and I am ready for a snooze. I have signed this piece to show that it really is the end:
I am listening to Allegri’s Miserere mei, Deus which is one of the most beautiful choral pieces. When I was a little boy I used to sing descants like this. The score of the work was kept under lock and key and it was sung only at Easter (I think). Mozart listened to it once and rewrote the complete score from memory.