Over the years I have dabbled in trying to be an artist. My early efforts were the paint by numbers kits that were so popular when I was growing up – and I still see them in the art and hobby shops today, 60+ years on. I even painted a picture on a wastebasket – it was quite attractive – at least to me.
Spurred on by my very enjoyable Art Group which meets once a week at Kenilworth Bowling Club, I have been doing some painting, with acrylics this time.
this is the painting I started last Friday. Poppies used to be in the Dundrum Town Centre. When what was the big hole in the ground was filled in to make an ice rink, access was needed along the route in front of Poppies – Poppies disappeared and hasn’t returned. It was a nice spot for a cup of coffee and I do like the building very much. Fortunately the building is still there.
I think there will be a Poppies 3 – I rather like trying different colours and seeing what happens
The art work has taken over from the lawn bowling this holiday weekend. Besides it’s still a bit cool to be out on the green for 3 or 4 hours. BUT, I wrote a letter to the Irish Times about lawn bowling, The Sport for All Ages and it was published in today’s paper.