I finally got around to uploading the painting that I had submitted to the Royal Academy Summer show this year. After I painted in the eyebrows that I had absent mindedly not painted in when I submitted it, I then found I had to correct the eyes as they were too far apart and too small, which is odd because I use the eyes to measure the proportions of the face (Five eyes wide etc) and I have started to paint and draw them bigger, so the "I will post the painting in the next week" statement I made in my last journal entry has grown into two months.
It's not been a good two months either, I have had a cash flow problem, my cooker is dying, the fridge is packing up, the clutch has gone on my car, I got a puncture on my bicycle and my B.S.A remains in the shed unrestored and not getting the TLC I have planned for it.
I saw a fridge magnet that said "If it wasn't for bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all" unfortunately I was skint at the time and couldn't afford to buy it.
I have been having a bit of a sort out and found some of my old work that I did a long time ago, I used to paint in Gouache and I managed to do a lot of work over a five year period before I started using Acrylics. Unfortunately A lot of this work got damp when I stored it in the loft and ended up getting ruined (Gouache being a type of watercolour) along with my charcoal and chalk drawings.
Some of the work did survive and I will be posting some of those over the next few days, A few of them in the scraps gallery.
I intend to try and recreate the ones I lost but this time in acrylics.(A bit more waterproof) which should be an interesting exercise, hopefully have some fun in the process.
I have nearly finished the screenplay that I have been writing, it did start out as a novel but I decided to change it into a screen play, it just needs a bit of polishing up (and I need to come up with a title). I may post the original novel prologue on here,
When it is finally finished, which will be within the next two months, I will send copies of it off in the hope that A producer will like it and turn it into a film. Once I have sent the finished screenplay off I will rewrite it as a novel, I also have three other novels planned from ideas scattered through several notebooks.