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Buddy moots

October 15, 2012

I’m trying to paint stripy things for an exhibition- well they have to be botanically painted stripy things and they have to be plants, and they have to be colourful – otherwise I’d paint stones. I have a large collection of stones – some are polished (with my stone polisher) and others are waiting to be polished. And some will never be polished, but are pleasing to hold, or to look at, or both.  And some are just stones which I thought were worthy of collection, but now I’m not so sure.

I know this because I tidied the dresser yesterday – actually it’s an ongoing process, the tidying –  I and emptied most of the stone collection that had no immediate appeal into the garden. There’s a place in front of the shed – a gap  below the door – where the stones fit well. There should be a step there really so you don’t tread mud into the shed, so putting stones  there stops the earth from getting too close to the doorstep thus discouraging damp (apparently), and stops muddy boots, or buddy moots as Boo might say. Cone stollections are wonderful things.

Anyway, back to the paintings. I’ve painted baby aubergines – they’re pleasingly purple striped, but they were beginning to shrivel so I thought I’d better cook something with them. I mixed them with green pepper, cauliflower and garlic and it looked quite pretty in its raw state, but I bunged it in the oven.

You couldn’t see or taste the stripes and everything lost its colour – and now I can’t do another painting and correct the rather claw-like petiole, because that’s the end of the stripy aubergines. I should’ve done painting, not tidying. Oh well.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2012 12:27 am

    Love watercolor painting… I wish I knew how to do…. 😮

  2. October 16, 2012 2:44 pm

    Muddy Boots!

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