You recall people who, when retelling their progress in life, say, "I learnt from that"? Well I now have such a story ... I've just ruined the oranges reflection painting, "On Reflection."
I forgot to put on an isolation coat before varnishing it. Consequently the varnish has clouded parts of the painting. My daughter doesn't know what I've done wrong, and is happy, nevertheless it's wrong.
I Learnt About Varnishing & Isolation Coats from that.
I'm not that bothered, believe it or not, as I know a lot more about varnishing now than I did before I ruined the work, and that's what I'm all about: learning to paint. It's a bit like computer programming really, you tend to remember parts of a new language better if you now know a piece of code that you get badly wrong the first time round.
Pat really liked the painting and so I will do another one for her ... making a better job of the oranges, the white jug and ... the varnishing.
So back to the drawin.... 'er ... easel
I can't leave this post without a picture, so here is my great grandson, Logan John, who is walking at 9 months!