My imagination never stops, so frequency of ideas far outstrips the time available to complete a painting. Too much mind, not enough matter! Don't get me wrong, I have many finished pieces as well and they will be posted here at some point in the future, after they have been de-framed and travelled to the printers.
Then it occurred to me maybe I need the pressure of a deadline to help me focus- so a weekly blogpost is my self imposed deadline of sorts.
Below is one that has been hanging around for ages. I can't even remember what particular circumstances might have led to her arrival, never the less she is now finished.
She is custodian of a very rare botanical specimen called "Spectacle plant" (Tardus spectaculis).
It grows in the forests of North-West Russia. Flowering once in fifty years, each plant produces only two spectacles in a life time. The type and strength of lens is affected by the acidity or alkalinity of the soil, ergo with careful nurturing a specified lens strength can be grown to order. Foresight and patience are all thats required.
'Custodian of the Spectacles'
Original size 140mm x 160mm
All photographs thanks to my wonderful daughter.