Since it was a nice day I decided to work on the deck, and finish painting my Long Series work station. Spray painting turned out to be the best option for the colour intensity I wanted.
My latest Wednesday Idea was to leave an art related book in a public area in the hope that a passerby would find it and take it home to read. I thought this would be an easy thing to do, and a story related to me by the blogger Accretions of Stimuli tells me that sometimes the simplest of plans can also have remarkably unexpected results.
I thought it would be an easy task to take a book from my collection and leave it someplace. However as I looked through my books I kept on coming across things that I haven’t looked at in a long while, before long I was reading and browsing rather than choosing a book to give away. It is a fact that I’m very attached to my books, and even the most worn and ratty of books are treasures to me, and so it actually took about 2 days of browsing before I decided which book to use for my project. I chose a book about Picasso that I’ve had for many years, it’s in rough shape, but is an nice little introduction to the work of one of my favourite artists. I’ve also selected a book about Da Vinci that I will leave someplace. Hopefully the finders will enjoy them as much as I have.
The month is winding to a close, and seems to be going out like a lamb. At times it has been a rough month, and also an incredibly beautiful month. What will April bring…showers probably. I’ve an idea for next months studio photographs where I’m planning on taking photos of objects that I find in the studio as I clean the place up. Should be excitingly dull.
Earlier this week I was feeling my work getting too busy, and I was thinking about changing directions. Then I came up with a very busy painting that I really like. I guess a day changes all perspectives and the lesson is to keep on working. I think this painting is held together by action of the centre.
I thought I’d try a few new things with my daily photograph, and though this isn’t the best of the photos I’ve taken today, it is closer to what I wanted. I was trying to be in the image, but I wanted the sunlight to hide me.