Not necessarily in the right order

A dull day. A Saturday. Not very inspiring. I did a bit of painting in the morning and we went to a local Italian restaurant for lunch. That was the highlight of the day. I think I’m going to downgrade my Nexus 7 to KitKat I’m fed up with the sticky Lollipop.

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When you look at this, what do you see? A whole bunch of colours all mixed up. That’s what a painting is. Unfortunately, to be a successful painting, the colours all have to be mixed up according to a set of rules which are, at the same time, arbitrary, creative and structured. That, I think is where I’m falling down with this painting business. I can do the mixing of the colours. I can do the arbitrary part and I can also understand the structured part. At times, I even manage creativity. The difficulty is in getting all three to work on the canvas at the same time. It’s like Eric Morecambe said “I am playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.”


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