Saturday, October 24, 2009

Puttering




Work and life have taken up my time over the last few days and there has been little time for painting or drawing.  Spare moments seem to have been spent catching up on sleep more than anything.




I am puttering around in the studio tonight within nothing much inspiring me.  I've pulled out a few prints of a trout and started added some colour to new cards. 

 

A quick study in watercolour of eyes in preparation for a new portrait possibility.



And a halfhearted dab at a painting that sits waiting to be finished.



All while listening to Leonard Cohen ' A thousand kisses deep'.  In his more current performances he speaks the words to this song and it feels very different, almost personal.  Art in a pure form is this song and this man's voice. Which do you prefer?










3 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jeanette: Love your first fish painting, very original.

RHCarpenter said...

I definitely love your kind of puttering - the fish came up on my blog sidebar and it drew me over to see what you were up to. I have to tell you, that portrait is glorious - so filled with a warm glow and light and just perfect. Glad you stopped when you did - not a touch more is needed.
As for the song...I do like the smokey, harsh, deep voice singing but I see the pleasure in both.

Jeanette said...

Thanks fishing guy, glad you enjoy them. They're great fun to create.

Puttering sometimes leads to beauty. Thanks for your comments about the portrait Rhonda, I enjoyed creating it. That point at which to stop is such a fine line isn't it?

Leonard Cohen is unique, his voice, the music, the words. They always make me think.