Monday, August 22, 2011

Working with one family or another

Having spent the weekend at a CHinK charity sale and a work project at the home of one of my sons (which just about wore me out now that I sit here and feel the effects), oh, and socialising with Paul and Debbie...not to mention the normal routine of study, church, painting and shopping...I wonder if I'm not trying too hard to make the most of life.

More recovery time is a sentence that's bouncing around my brain right now...or have a more realistic calendar. The next four weeks show no signs of let-up and I can't amend anything. I guess I'll just have to stop complaining and be thankful for a full life:)

This is Friday's little painting which I forgot to post here...

Today the sun streams through the window as I sit to apply paint to canvas and I am grateful for the rest.

Here's today's offering...

Thomas Marent, the wildlife photographer, has kindly given me permission to paint this happy scene from a photograph found in several UK newspapers last week. I love the way the baby urang-utan is is trying to grab the parent's ear as they both screech for joy.

The details of the charity to which the proceeds of the sale will go, along with Thomas's website are over on my art blog.


  1. It is better to be busy, than not, but sometimes the busyness can get in the way of what we really want to do, as well you know Ken! The only way I can fit everything in is to get up early, especially in regards to my writing. And I make lists, most of which I don't follow but at least I do try to organise my time! Love the first painting by the way.

  2. You are a busy man! That's a great photo as your header, by the way.

    I love the paintings. You capture water so beautifully. And the second one--In my mind I titled it, "Orangutan's First Ride on a Roller Coaster."

  3. I think I've said this before too: How do you fit in 48 hrs into a 24 hr day!

    I love the water lilies, before I read what you wrote about the orangutans, I thought: Aren't these fellas thrilled about being here...:)You have captured their glee and I agree with Randi...looks like they're on a roller coaster ride!