On Monday I inched a bit closer to finishing a project that I’ve been working on for a year. Then I met someone I was at school with for a cup of tea – must do it again soon. Tuesday went to Yoga, tried to start ‘NEW WORK’ but failed. Met my sister, brother-in-law and Daisy & Felix at St Pancras for a drink. They had a few days in Paris to see Ron Mueck Exhibition and others. Nice pub in Kings Cross station but I can’t remember the name. On Wednesday I managed to write something for my project which I think is what’s needed. Thursday Yoga again, then down to Kings Place to the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition PV. That was fun – very busy and saw some friends there. Supper at lovely Fish Central. Friday went to the RA Summer Exhibition – sorry to say I didn’t like the way it was hung at all – specially the Large & Small Weston Rooms. Looked as though the person who hung it ( not mentioning names) was either trying to make their own work look better by hanging some very uninteresting pieces or trying to lose the RA a lot of money – the Small Weston Room used to be a jewel box of entertainment and possibly buyable art, but that doesn’t seem to be the object anymore. If I were running the show I would go with ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ – the Academicians can do their own thing somewhere else. Then on to BP Portraits at The National Portrait Gallery – very busy, everyone loves portraiture, me too. Later saw ‘Behind the Candelabra’ – Michael Douglas & Matt Damon fabulous and whoever did the make-up was brilliant.
So that’s why no painting got done – maybe next week will be better.