Well my first week with two kids at school has flown by in a blur!!! The boys went so well especially my youngest who started Kindy this week. Such a big life change for such a little man! He's loving it and I think will have a wonderful time with his new teacher who is fantastic!
As you can imagine this means that my life is now completely changed. I now have from 9am to 3pm to do all those things that I try to do every day with two crazy kids around. It's been a very strange week but I must admit I really enjoy being able to concentrate on some grown up things! About a month ago I joined the gym as I was getting a bit bored with just running so each day I pretty much drop the boys off and head to the gym for an hour. I've been able to set aside the appropriate time for the paper work for our business (we have our own gardening business) and our home office is now looking like a proper office and that much needed paper work is getting seen to on a regular basis. And of course I now have more time to concentrate on my art. I was so excited at the beginning of the week that I couldn't wait to get started and of course I had a terrible artistic block, I finally had the time to really get serious with my art and I couldn't think of a thing to paint!!!! Argggghhhhhh!!!!! So frustrating!
In the end I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try something a little different and quite a challenge for me. I decided to work on some realistic portraits, (something which I must admit really intimidates me). I really love drawing faces and eyes and playing with expressions so I decided to google some photos of interesting faces and these are the two that I was able to paint this week.
Painted in gouache!
Most of you would probably recognise this guy as Mr Katy Perry! (I guess not for much longer though) I really love Russell Brand even though he's crude and totally inappropriate I can't help but laugh at him.
I'm hoping that now things are in some sort of routine I can possibly blog a bit more and visit you all more. I really appreciate your comments on my work and will make sure that I come round and see you all as I love seeing what you have been doing and your inspiration!! :0)