Monday, 18 February 2013

Spanish Siesta

Siesta Time

I am enjoying a wonderful break in Spain and will admit that I needed a quiet period to start 2013. With so much going on that is exciting in my art career, switching off to relax has become  almost impossible. I say that, but to be honest, I am relaxed all of the time because I enjoy what I do so much. But I am always busy. I am either working on exhibitions, preparing for my workshops or writing for my new book or magazine interviews. Not a day passes where I am not  working on a new project.

With a year ahead of travelling for my International Watercolour Workshops and a major solo show coming up it seemed like a brilliant idea to wind down and totally relax in Spain for a break. However after a few wonderful weeks of taking it easy, my brain kicked in this morning. I couldn't wait to get up and start writing and painting. Last night I had worked on two beautiful portraits and my imagination was working over time allnight on how to continue when I started my painting sessions today.

There was no choice, I had to wake this morning and paint while the mood hit me, regardless of how early it was. But there is another factor that led to my being wide awake. I have gotten used to the Spanish Siesta which is wonderful at the time allowing me to paint later in the evening. But the draw back is I am just not tired enough to sleep late the next day. I am up with the larks!

My batteries are being beautifully recharged and I almost pity anyone booked on my UK workshops because I am raring to go!



Sergio DS said...

I love siesta, I love your watercolor.

Fernando Pena said...

Jean, few brushstrokes for an expressive watercolour

Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

Sergio, thank you so much for liking my work and for telling me you do.


Jean Haines SWA, SFP said...

Hello Fernando, how wonderful to see you. I still have my purple shawl you and your wife gave me. Thank you for liking this piece