Thursday, 11 February 2010
Picking up the pieces
King's College (work in progress)
Another week of getting nothing substantial done at home, so back to the Club today, only to find that - hurrah! - the boiler has been fixed and people are trickling back to the studio. Old Tom was there, working on the big woodland painting he's been tinkering with for the best part of a year.
"When will it be finished, Tom?" I asked.
"2030" he said, after some consideration.
"How old will you be then?"
I like his style.
For myself, I'm going through one of those catching up periods when I finish off all the paintings that tend to get put to one side when I have to concentrate on making work for an exhibition. The two Seaside Cafe pictures belong to that category, and so does this painting of King's College, Cambridge.
It's almost complete; just a bit of work to do on the lawn and perhaps a taking down of the windows of the white building. I'm tempted to go back to the Club tomorrow to finish it off. If I do, I must make sure the photograph I take of it isn't influenced by light reflecting on the sky.