My painting depicts one of those days when the sky is evenly overcast and the air is still and a little humid as the warm days of sunshine give way to a slightly cooler feel, maybe after the occasional passing shower. Colours are a little more sombre. One of those days where one now knows for sure that, if the hot sun does make its presence felt again this year, it will probably be only a fleeting visit.
There is a possibly even more famous song lyric:
“Oh, it's a long, long while
From May to December
But the days grow short
When you reach September”.
“September in the Rain” Harry Warren and Al Dubin.
“September Song” Kurt Weill lyrics Maxwell Anderson.
You can watch a work in progress video of September Oak on THIS LINK.
My pace dropped this month, perhaps to be expected after producing one painting per month since last December. Also, not helped by a badly sprained finger which turns out to be “trigger finger”. Not heard of that before.
Decided to digitize an old journal from Liverpool student days of 44 years ago. Not read through it all before now. My reasoning is that I might find ideas for my intended novel. Don’ think I’ll be sharing it publically though. It does get rather intense, me being in my early 20s at the time.
Had a day in Skegness for a change of scenery. Speaking of which, it’s time to move back into my other “studio” at the north facing back of the house. The sun is getting low now, so it’s back to daylight bulbs in the rear. This present small room though, right next to the bed, has proved a productive environment for almost a year now. (Time flies).
Art copyright Ian G Craig.