Today is the first day after I came back from a holiday in the south of France. (Which was wonderful!)
And after doing all the washes and putting back all the stuff where it belongs, my husband suggested I should pick up my art practice again, before my ‘official’ workweeks start again.
And of course he was right.
It is always a bit difficult to come back to my art practice after a period of being away. I have been out of my usual rhythm, so: where to start?
I got inspired by a blogpost of Nicholas Wilton about using his orbital sander (schuurmachine) (see here and here)
He is using a hard surface to work on, and he showed how he used his orbital sander on his paintings.
Because of that I thought about a piece of masonite (mdf) that I had somewhere. So I worked on that. I first gessoed it very well, sinds it is very absorbent. It is nice that a different substrate gives other possibilities. It ‘feels’ different, and the paint works different on it. Scraping for instant is more easy. And I tried out sanding with a piece of sanding paper.
The size is 21/30 cm (something like 8 – 12 inch).
Of course it is not finished: I will work on it further.
I am curious to know how other painters start up their painting after holiays!
Me too 😉
Love to see you back too!
Simone, you have returned from holiday!
You have returned to your art practice!
I am smiling : )