It rains on snowmen too!
For some reason, the thought insisted I create a quick doodle… it took slightly longer than ten minutes, but “Slightly Longer Than Ten Minute Doodle: Rainman” seemed a little long for a title for a quickie.
My mind at times, eh?
Into the light I walked
Through darkness all around
The mouth of the tunnel ahead
Revealed the rockiest of ground
But all the way through
The pathway was clear
And I knew in my heart
That the light
Was always near
The Beast of All Hallows… hidden… lurking… so it is written…
Shadows shifted as clouds moved in to cover the bright Moon above. Figures danced between the trees below the glow, hidden from the naked eye through the blinding light which tore through the night’s darkness, bringing tears to to the eyes of anyone who should look.
The night was silent.
Echoes carried upon the water faded quickly, as did the occasional ripple upon the water’s surface.
Even the blood-curdling scream bore no effect upon the stillness of the night, although the figures danced within the shadows a little quicker, and the night itself became a little more dark.
I have just painted my first ever acrylic on canvas painting, at the grand old age of 24 (ahem).
It’s rough and blocky and splotchy, but I quite like how it has turned out. The trees still need a bit of work, and I think I’ll need to paint out the stars as they do nothing whatsoever for the picture. And the paint hasn’t yet dried, as is usually the case when I ‘finish’ a painting – I need to capture the moment there and then! I also need to have a rethink about my signature as well… but it fits with this painting as it too is chunky, blocky and the rest.
It’s only a small square canvas, not quite as large (or rectangular) as a sheet of A4 paper, but just the right size to start with. A while ago, I bought quite a few canvases (canvi?) some of which are, at the moment, quite daunting in size, but one day I shall go for it.
Now though, I’m keeping things manageable.
But, it’s a start, and everything starts somewhere.