I had a bit of a tough weekend – first someone stole money from me. It wasn’t a small amount either and it’s just before Christmas which makes things really hard because I need to get my son and the rest of my family’s Christmas presents and still pay all my bills. Plus my confidence is shattered by what they’ve done. Then the next morning my heating broke down. So I had to get that repaired too. Because I got stressed about all of that and cold because of the lack of heating – now I feel quite unwell again. I suspect it’s just a cold or something coming on but it makes painting more difficult. I wonder, do the people who steal like this have any clue how hard it is for honest folk when they do these things to us? Do they know how wicked and cruel their actions are?
Anyway, because I’m feeling unwell I decide to paint something really quick today. It’s not really a painting – more of a sketch in paint:
It’s done in gouache and it took about 20 minutes. I think my favourite bit of the whole picture is the colour of the background – I just love that saffron yellow.