I remember hating Sundays when I was younger. Nothing seemed to happen, everything was shut and the day seemed interminable. Funny thing is, those are the things I love about Sundays now!
It's my day to potter about doing what I enjoy. I've been whiling away a lot of time researching Japanese art in preparation for next year's exhibition at the Needle Museum. Birds like the one above are common motifs so I've decided it's crazy to work with an inspiration that's alien - I shall stick with my usual Crows and Rooks but attempt to give them an Oriental twist.
This fellow was given a leafy sprig to hold today and the addition of a gold leaf sun. I'm using acrylic paints and gesso for this panel.
Those of you who've been following DMTV recently will recognise the ink and gouache resist technique I've been experimenting with here.
I think I'm getting to grips with the technique now and the results are more predictable the more I do!
Sundays are also about spending time in the kitchen although I'm not at all sure what I will do with this crop of chillis! This is the tip of the iceberg - there's lots more to pick. If anybody has any recipe ideas I'd love to hear them.
Of course it wouldn't be Sunday without baking! Today's efforts are just out of the oven and smell wonderful.
Thanks for taking the time to join me! I hope you had a productive Sunday too. Bye for now - Linda