Kitchen studio

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI set up the easel in the kitchen for an hour the other afternoon. Some fruit on the worktop and brushes balanced near the toaster I managed four very speedy sketches on small square canvases.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe fruit

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Some fruit of my labours

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo a fruitful hour was had (enough already !)

Afterwards it was just a matter of clearing up and getting rid of the smell of white spirit. I then cooked some minted lamb chops which changed the kitchen back to its usual purpose. Amazing what can be created in a small space one rainy afternoon…………

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso

Fruit and knife

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Edgar Degas

It seems that there are so many more photos that you don’t take than you do. I can be doing a mundane task and suddenly want to get my camera even though my hands are either covered in flour or I have just filled the sink with bubbles and water to do some washing.

I was cutting some fruit and stopped for a photo- taking break for a minute…..