I have been working, but I've been less on-line and attempting to conserve my energy and time for creative work.
Last year didn't seem to produce much in the way of successful work. Although I put in the hours I could nothing seemed to come out too great. After scrapping a pen and ink drawing which went all wrong, I experimented with airbrush, and although I was enjoying the experiment I had a piece rejected and that put a nail in my self-confidence. Then in the autumn, inspired by the glorious autumn colour I attempted to focus on watercolour, again I was quite enjoying myself, but another rejection pretty much put a nail in the coffin of the year.
I didn't really do much at the end of 2013. Time dissapeared in so many mundane practical things, and getting through increasingly stressful situations in my 2 day jobs.
This year I did manage to put in some time in this piece, but once again, although I've been self-consciously putting in my little portions of time (usually about an hour an evening after a day at work, if I can manage it), the results started to go astray again. A few weeks ago this is where I was at with this drawing, which is based on a photograph I took at the Ariundle Oakwoods near Strontian on the Ardnamuchan peninsula last September.