Tuesday, 27 March 2012

That Was The First Anniversary That Was.

Oh no! I missed the first anniversary of this blog. I was so looking forward to it too. Trouble is, the weather has been so nice these last few days, that I have been outside mostly.

Last Friday I went and did some street portraits in town. I've decided that I am going to do really quick portraits this season. Hopefully I can do one in five minutes.

Friday was a practice run, and I did find a couple of customers. One elderly lady, and one baby. Babies are so difficult to portray. I know we can all see things in our own offspring, but mostly, all babies, look very similar to me. I think it's the lack of defining features. Never mind I managed to please it's mummy. That's the important thing.

On Saturday I went to Chichester, and spent several hours there drawing. Very busy place, and I did quite well.

I think I am going to enjoy these very quick portraits. I'm only charging £5. So they are affordable for most people. I am aware how tight money is during this recession.
Time to dust down the street easel.

This is just a quick post. It is warm and sunny outside, and there is lots to do in the paddock.

Thank you all for the kind comments, about Paul's song. I really do appreciate them, and what a confidence boost! I shall have to sing lots more for you. Only joking! I want you to keep visiting, not scare you away!

See you again soon I hope.

15 comments:

  1. How wonderful to only charge 5 pounds for a portrait. Just think how much they will be worth when you are famous!
    I would charge folks just to view that easel, will you really use that outside?

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    1. Yes that is my street easel Kay. I can't take it when I travel on the train, but it fits into my van ok, for when I'm nearer home.
      This is my second reply to you. I must have forgotten to hit the publish button last time.

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  2. Happy anniversary! May there be many more.
    Jane x

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  3. I find it hard to believe that I have been reading your posts for a whole year! I guess it is true that time flies when you are having fun. So go out, bask in the sun, and get a little dirty.

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    1. ..and it has been great to have you along Emma. Thank you.

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  4. The portraits sound a great idea. Glad you got lots of positive comments about the song. I think you sold it well with your own spin on it. Away for a few days...back on Sunday!

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  5. What a great way to get out and enjoy the nice weather.
    Happy Anniversary. Wishing you many more happy blogging years ahead

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  6. The weather draws me outside as well. I'm getting behind with the blog. We have to make the most of it I think. It must be very relaxing to sit in the sunshine and draw. Keep on blogging and I will keep on reading.

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  7. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, may there be many more posts to come. I'm always fascinated when I see artists painting portraits in the street but I've never plucked up the courage to have one done of myself.

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  8. What a beautiful easel (which I'll bet you made), but you really can paint/ draw with the canvas, paper , whatever absolutely vertical? Wait, I see other pieces. Maybe the vertical part is just a display?

    At any rate, I'm very impressed. I know a girl (yes, girl) who has been doing street portraits since she was 10. At first they were rough, but definitely recognizable as the person. Now at 16, she is winning art contests. Way beyond my talents. Faces tend to look a lot alike to me.

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    1. What you can see is the back of the easel, with the storage box. The front is the business end, and I do draw vertically, I can see better what I'm doing that way. I did make it myself. There is Romany blood in me somewhere. I love bright colours.

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  9. Happy Anniversary John! Look how far you have come in the blogging world.
    That easel would be a great collectors item here.
    Good luck with your portrait business.

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  10. Happy Anniversary. Enjoy those warm, sunny days I bet your portraits are lovely. Love the easel chair. B

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  11. A year already? I've enjoyed it very much. I just passed the 4 year mark myself. Love the easel and wish I could see you work sometime. Hope you have a profitable spring and summer ahead of you.

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