Hopefully, by the time you read this, I’ll be experiencing a delightful change of scenery somewhere in Kent.
I say ‘hopefully’ because soon after last week’s post, I severely put my back out and have been rendered pretty much immobile. Getting a car packed up with a tent that I can barely lift when I’m peak condition is pretty much unimaginable at this stage!
So, while I focus on my recovery (I’m writing this on a rather Heath-Robinson style stand up desk that I’ve fashioned for myself in the kitchen!) this post will be very brief! Just before my back started to fail on me, I did this quick study of an interior. It had been posted on Instagram by a friend, and it’s a picture of their friend’s front room. There was something about it that spoke to me, and the words it said were ‘paint me’.
This was just a quick quarter sheet that I tried to paint quickly and loosely, without wishing to get too caught up in specific details at the expense of missing out on the overall sense of light coming into a room busy with objects and plants.
While it’s not my best, with the way my back took a turn for the worst soon after painting this, I’m not going to quibble over it! At the moment, I’d just settle for being able to pick up a brush again without my back hurting!
It gives me no pleasure at all to report that, at the time of sending this, I am on ‘holiday’, but still at home, rendered housebound by my back with little sign of a reprieve any time soon!