Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Dramatic Start

My day started very dramatically this morning with the sky putting on a spectacular show for me.
Today is the first day I have alone, a chance to pick up my paint brushes and get back to the canvas. It's not an easy thing after a long break is it? I can find plenty of 'urgent' other jobs that need doing but they must wait. ;)

As I write this I have actually made a start, although you could swap the word 'start' with 'mess' but I'm pushing on through despite the chaos!
The painting above is one I did earlier. You might say, "Oh this doesn't look chaotic!"
No, that's because it's small and still inside my sketchbook!
The paintings I'm have trouble starting are larger ones on canvas. An entirely different way of working, with bigger brushes, thicker gooier paint and a larger surface to cover.
Well, off I go to do some more to my 'mess'. When I've spent some more time on it I'll give you a peek!


Robin Larkspur said...

glorious sunrise! inspiring. Your canvas will reflect that, I am sure!

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

i need some of your determination. well done you, on making a start :o)

i love these images, the bright beautiful birdie pic and the gorgeous cloudscape. we've had no sun at all here today just wet wet wet and it's almost already dark at 3 pm

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Jessie..wonderful post..and such a beautiful vibrant piece..gorgeous..I am in love with the colors you have shared today! Fabulous!

Tam Hess said...

Yellow is so bright and cheerful! that bird makes me thing "happy!" Thanks for sharing.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I just love it! And yes... finding myself pulled everywhere and want to paint peace.. funny world! Blessings friend.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Oh it did post, well I posted a comment below accidentally after thinking I lost the comment above and posted to the wrong one. sigh... again. This is my clue to go curl up with my book. blessings and laughs, amy

Jessie said...

Thankyou :) It's a amazing how seeing such a vivid yellow can indeed show up later in my painting!

MelMel said...


Happy new year!
Stunning pictures!

I'm having such a nice afternoon watching Move to the country and blog hopping!xx

SaraLynn said...

I am loving your new birds! The patterns are so beautiful and delicate.

Also, I've nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award! (here:

seabluejewels said...

Loving your birds Jessie and that sky is awesome!
Thank you for your message, so lovely to hear from you.
Here's to have a great new year, even though it seems to a wet beginning,lol! As the rain can make a mess outside, we can make a mess inside, he, he!
Loads of love!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

WEll this gush of yellow is exactly what I really brightened my day!!