Original abstract paintings made in London

Blog 20 - Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park



Hello readers! Unfortunately I haven’t had too much to write about so far this month. Although I am itching to paint again, I think its good to take a break and recoup and wait for the creative juices to wash over me. It was also my birthday on the 5th of July so I am 10 days into my celebrations (and don’t intend on stopping any time soon!). It has been an unusually warm summer so I am taking the time to try and see all of my friends at every given opportunity while the sun is still shining as I know that I will become a hermit again in October when the heat leeches away and the sunlight has drained from the days.

Mark and I met with our group of friends in Battersea park in London to play Frisbee and drink cider. My favourite kind of day! While this isn’t a particularly exciting subject for you to read about, I wanted to capture the joy and warmth from the day so I can look back at it in a few months time when the rain is pelting in. I took the below picture during a break from the Frisbee/rugby fusion we were all playing. The picture doesn’t justice to how beautiful the park looked through my tipsy cider eyes. There was such a huge contrast between the many shades of green and the dark silhouettes of the tree trunks as I was being blinded by the setting sun. Once again I feel rejuvenated to paint because of today, but perhaps something a bit different from my usual (but beautiful) colours on a canvas!