Wednesday, 14 January 2009
it's been a while.......
It's 2009 then. Stunning revelation I know.
Before you ask, I have not just woken from a RipVanWinkle like snooze, I just find January a bit trying. The first week always vaporises in a haze of post Christmas malaise, and before you know it, there are only eleven months of the year left.
In an effort to avoid feeling guilty about wasting time, I have been out and about painting with a new plan, and a new piece of kit. It's called a Pochade box, and is only new to me. Painters have been using them for ever, the likes of Monet and co. were big fans. In terms of results, the work is small, (8"x6"), and hopefully executed with flair and speed.
The nice thing is that all the paint, brushes and bits go into the box, and there is room for three boards in the lid. All I have to do is pitch up on the iron horse, open the box and crack on.
It's early days, but I'm very happy with the results so far.
I do need some thicker socks though......