Tuesday, 10 May 2011

In a comfy chair

The end of the financial year has come and gone, which means I am currently working on my tax returns (being self employed) .
Its a chore, but a necessary one.

I have managed to do a bit of online book shopping though - and this is what I've bought!

After completely the last painting, where I learned that feeling was just as important as technique, if not more so.... I searched for a book which would help me learn to express my feelings about what I'm painting - and this one seemed to fit the bill.  So after figures, I'm sitting down to read in the most comfy chair in the house :)
Sometime in the future you may see some abstraction from me :)

Missy, of course, is not impressed by taxes or books.. you can almost hear her thinking "what shall I get up to next?"


  1. Aw, Missy is gorgeous! I put a sketch of Louie up for you as requested Pat! Enjoy the calm after the storm, put you feet up and enjoy the book.

  2. Thanks, Michael !
    Feet will be up shortly :) xx

  3. eww tax time, never fun. Missy does look like she's deep in thought about something. Hope it's not mischief on her mind :)

  4. Dear Pat,
    Oh...I'll wait for your review on the book. Always your challenging spirit lifts me up. And...please pass my best pat to Missy. Missy, taxation gives me a dog's life.
    Cheers, Sadami

  5. Hope you and Missy enjoy the book!

  6. Interesting book! Sometimes it is good to look at different approaches and ways of painting. But it can be confusing too.
    Missy is adorable!

  7. Ann, taxes are never fun, but necessary to do so I can continue to work in a life which gives me fun !
    Missy has a nickname - MissyChief - she does have a mischievous twinkle in her eye :) xx

    Thanks, Sadami - a review will come at some point. Maybe one day I will settle on one style which completely grabs me... or maybe I will have a style that encompasses many things! Consider Missy petted :) xx

    Sheryl, Missy will enjoy the book when I put it down :lol:

    Judy, that's so true! But, I do not yet feel I have adopted a style that is completely "me" . So I will continue to learn different techniques and styles until I formulate one of my own :)

  8. Urh, tax time, what a pain... Will be interested to know what you think about this book - it's on my amazon wish list!

  9. It's always great to try something new. I'll look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  10. Very interesting book, I like art books too. I like also Missy's expression :) Arianna

  11. I've been thinking a little along those lines. I've tried so hard to be able to paint realistically and am sort of feeling like I'd like to get away from simply reproducing a scene. Still want to do realism.. but more my interpretation of a scene without being a slave to reality. Oh, dear, this all sounds rather rambling!

  12. You'll get a full report, Sharon :)

    Thanks Sandra - I'm looking forward to them also :)

    Thanks, Arianna xx

    Teresa, I know exactly what you mean.. I want to try a little more expression and feeling in mine :)

  13. Bueno pues suerte con tus impuestos.
    Disfruta de tu libro,seguro que es muy interesante y quien sabe por que no un día compremos nosotr@s uno en el que admiremos tus trabajos.
    En esta vida cualquier cosa puede suceder.
    Un besito para tí y un achuchón para Missy.

  14. Pat good to know that the abstract, we can not stop looking to add new knowledge to those who already have.
    Let us know you're enjoying reading.
    A big hug

  15. This is an interesting book. Trying out of different techniques is the way to find your own style. Good luck with finding your own style. I'm curious about your results.
    Missy is gorgeous. It just needed to draw her.


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