Ive been working in the studio all morning wrestling with acrylic on board, which requires a completely different technique to watercolour painting. I thought that I was getting somewhere and then all of a sudden it all looked very terrible. So then there was a kind of new beginning. By 2pm I was more happy with the results as the two paintings have a history and look of remnants of paintings, which is more my style. Only time will tell if they're acceptable.
Later this afternoon we're driving to Highcliffe for a walk - this is the first time in over 2 months that we'll drive somewhere different (apart from the supermarket which definitely doesn't count.) Who would have thought that we would be living like this. And now receiving some of the refunds for cancelled holidays, concerts, dance and various other events.
Today's painting is called 'Chapel Bay', as it reminds me of Chapel Bay in the Isle of Man. So much of my childhood was sent on the beach at Chapel Bay, where we would spend all day digging elaborate rivers in the sand which ran down from the top of the beach to the sea. Each sunny Sunday my Mum would take my brothers and I to meet our family friends, the Keigs and the Mc Ards, and we'd all have a fine day at the beach. Lovely happy memories.