Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown
I had planned to do a watercolour painting daily to map my days during this time but I think I got to day 5 and decided I wanted to work on some substantial work.
I have been watching nature too, discovered a wrens nest in Willows old stable, an absolute joy! Frogs have been spawning in our ponds and the painting above is inspired by my moonlit frog watching…accompanied by my neighbours cat Otto!
I also added some works to Saatchiart https://www.saatchiart.com/carolmcdermott
yay! I’ve got the oil paints back out, I’ve gone back to using oils for awhile, I use the best quality oil paint. One new work using oil paint.
Learned something about myself today 😀 well how I keep coming back to painting stripes…it reminds me of being a child growing up in the north east. My dad was the groundsman of a sports ground owned by Scottish & Newcastle Brewery (this is where we lived) they had their own football team called blue star. Once a year there was a sports day where a big marquee tent was erected and there was lots of stalls and races etc. This was the hi-light of my year! I can remember being so excited getting off the bus from school and seeing the marquee being put up!! So much so I could hardly eat my tea😂 I used to love running 100 meter race ( loved running at that age) used to practice lots on my own when my dad had finished marking off the lanes with the whitening…anyway getting back to the stripes, there was deck chairs and awnings oh and sticks of rock that had stripes or patterns. I remember sitting in a deck chair swinging my legs drinking old fashioned dandelion and burdock with a bag of crisps! So when you see my stripe painting this is what I’m rekindling, some deep memory of joy and being carefree 💕…………….
This series will have a variety of media, drawings, paintings on different supports.
Recently my all singing and dancing website went down, not great! So here I am reconstructing from the ashes like a Phoenix, however this time I’m dropping the big flashy website for a scaled down , bare bones affair. I expect it will take me a few more days to upload images and a tweak here and there.