Three more paintings, finished las week in the 40 x 50 size. The work has been intense, making use of some quiet days to really focus and paint all day, everyday as long as there is light to work. Luckily after several days with heavy rain the sun is back and we have more space to work outside again.
Evening, there have come extremely high waves with the weather change, metres high, very impressive. Between the rain showers I took some photo's but it is almost impossible to capture the impressiveness as you can see no scale. The sound is heard even inside our house with the windows and doors closed, 500 metres altitude and some 3 kilometres from the coast. A powerful song. If you click on the image you can see it enlarged.
While it is pouring rain I have some time to do some photo editing and update this blog. It has been extremely dry here but now the rain is streaming like rivers thought the small streets. Everything is soaked and starts to smell of the humidity. The house turns out to have some leaks and a complete lack of decent work space. We will have to wait for better times and this is announced to be the weather for the whole week....
Inspiring rich colours and structures of the raindrops on the manga's.
The first time it did really rain since I am here. It was badly needed.
There are a lot of abandoned houses which attract my attention. Especially the windows and doors in coloured wood. The tell stories, carry memories of the life which has passed away there. Entries to other worlds.
I am starting to dream about painting. In my dream I was shown quite a detailed work to do, With a lot of weird creatures, nature spirits and concentric circles in different colours, different qualities of the earth. Today I tried to do as shown in my dream. It is a big work.
Suddenly they are everywhere, black and grey crabs crawling around, big ones and small ones in just the same colour as the rocks.Moving sidewards very quickly. They make me think of old women bend forwards and looking a little suspiscious and absorbed in their own thoughts. Better not to disturb them, they might use magic or are involved in some affairs you don't want to know about.
The huge waves which make it impossible to swim for me, do not scare them.