It sure feels good to be back to the kind of work that I love and am better at - with the one on the wall finished and the other one well on its way in a clean and newly re-organized studio - though I still have a bit to do! Thanks to my crazy back I have to pace myself and just do a bit at a time, but even then it became clear that a cleaning pause was required and who am I to argue? Anyway, I was glad enough to be able to start this new painting on a larger canvas that I had sitting waiting for me; it has progressed a lot since this photo was taken and is now starting to find its final form though a lot of details and adjustments are still to come.
Otherwise it has been a busy time and my quest to tidy up and update everything has spread to both inside and outside with the gardening maintenance taking more time that I would like - what with weeding, watering, de-mossing and so on which I don't enjoy at all. My roses are looking amazing and flowering profusely so dead heading is needed as well as tidying them up - a job I don't mind and the payback is wonderful.
It will probably be my last painting in a while as there are many more chores waiting for me and I have a deadline of sorts, which is just as well or they might not be done. All of September will be occupied with visits from family members from Denmark and I am aiming for having as much as possible done in time to be able to enjoy spending time with them; I haven't seen my nephew and his family for about 12 years while my brother and sister-in-law were here three years ago - and with the world the way it is, who knows if and when I will see them again.
Such is the price of leaving your home country.