Every community has one. Mr."whirlygig"
just happens to live just spitting distance from my
studio window. Every tourist that comes to Caylus
checks out this local hotspot, so there
is a continual stream of people who pass comment
about his decor. The preschool is also just down the road
from me and the kids do a count of the ladybugs etc.
everytime they go by. Very entertaining, but as you can
see I am getting a bit desperate for postings!
After this I may cutback posting as often so I can focus
on my work.....and also I'm just not getting out
much. However, there is a new artist arriving tomorrow
from New York and perhaps we will embark
on some adventures. In the next couple of weeks
we may be going with John and Greta to some
nearby caves that have drawings and to Albi, a
beautiful ancient Roman and medieval town.
|Pathway around the lake.|
|The little point of land with rocks is where I set up|
to paint. My house is just behind the tower on the hillside.
|Now, the action items!! I watch watercolour paint |
dry/evaporate off my plastic yupo paper. It takes hours.
And I have to fiddle with tilting the paper etc. as it dries.
|While I'm waiting for paint to dry I draw into|
paintings, listen to music, ted talks and CBC and BBC
pod casts etc.
|I'm using acrylic paint on specially|
treated paper that I have done drawings on.
This is one big change for me, using acrylic
paint instead of watercolour.
|Here I am putting a wash of watercolour paint on |
a large piece of paper. Next I will draw onto the
paper and then probably add more paint.
I spend a lot of time on the internet checking out artists,
art related articles and on facebook to keep in touch with
|I am having an absolutely wonderful time,|
at this self imposed exile called an artist residency.
It's a bit like going to rehab for artists. I'm trying
desperately to break old habits and the rut I
was in artistically. Not easy. After playing with some
new techniques and materials I am producing
some different work.
| The neighbour has a little hut to feed local cats.|
You can see there are gnomes to protect the bowl of
food and to keep the cat company at dinner time too.
Very beautiful cat with unusual stripes on it's tail.
|I'm praying that there will be no bats in the|
stairwell at night when I head back to my room
after brushing my teeth.