A pastel painting of my dream home
Pastels, boats and the sea
There was a time in my life when I could wake up in the morning, walk into the kitchen and look out over the trees and the sea.
How I loved that house. I could have lived there forever, but life had other plans.
So for the time being, creating my pastel painting 'Becalmed' will have to suffice.
I am not an architect but I wanted to create a pastel image with the construction of a room that matched the vision I had in my mind. There didn't seem much point in painting a room that looked as if it was about to fall over.
I had a rough idea of the interior furnishings and colours that I wanted to include, although these continued to evolve throughout the course of the painting.
As is often the case with me, I will paint something in and if it doesn't quite work, I will brush it off and try something different.
Such was the case with this painting, which represents something of a snap shot of my dream home.
Naturally my dream home would have at least one room that looked out over boats and water.