Saturday, May 31, 2008

It's hot, strong...

...and it's not coffee.
What is it? It's called "scirocco" and I can't begin to tell you how unpleasant and nasty this wind from the south can be. It has been blowing for almost a week bringing sand from the north african desert. Which means windows tightly shut and postponing all outdoors activities, if possible. The temperatures were well above 30° for days. I'm so relieved it's over.

back is done. Considering it's plain, straight forward knitting it should have been finished in 2-3 days the most. I took my time, knitting not more than 10-12 rows per night because of the heat. I simply had no energy.
The front:

I'm beginning to worry that the blue cotton won't be enough. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Changing the subject.
When I started this blog I didn't intend to make it just a knitting blog. I'm sure the most curious of my dear readers has asked her/himself what "brushes" have to do with needles and yarn since all I write about concernes mainly the latter, although in the past there have been one or two digressions and I have written about glass painting. A big part of this blog was meant to concern painting.
I can't tell the reasons that have kept me from sharing my feelings about art in general and painting in particular with my readers. Possibly it's because I doubt they would be interested, or perhaps the reason is that it is something I feel too strongly about and I just haven't been ready to express it in words.
My love for colours has been in me since I was a child, but it was at university when I was studying for my History of Art exam that it became extremely strong. I remember spending long hours in the uni library going through thick and heavy art books, consulting huge albums, learning as much as I could about my big love: the French Impressionism.
The natural consequence had to be an attept to steal the techniques, which meant partially copying some of those paintings from books. Here are some examples of my studies:

I will post more photos of my paintings in the future and I plan to have a section dedicated to them and to the Impressionism.
Are you interested? Leave a comment. I would love to know what you think!


Mimi said...

Your paintings are impressive! I would proudly show it off if it were mine ;)
I am just guessing, is the first one based on a Van Gogh painting?

Patrizia said...

Yes please show more work!

I've always loved your paintings, so I'm very interested to see more. :)

I hope you have enough blue yarn too!