I'm just about to start my (annual) illustration to be auctioned on behalf of Brad's Cancer Foundation at VW Action on September 1st.
I've managed to get an illustration done for the last 10 years or so, and they've (thankfully) always raised money for Brad's - which is nice.
However, they've all been done (digitally) using a palette and stylus (and software) - still 'painting' but with the safety net of being able to 'undo' if one messes up. This year, I'm gonna try and get back into painting, with brushes and paint on canvas. Mainly because this last winter saw me decorating two bedrooms and bathrooms - mostly out of boredom - as the weather was crap - so, I figure painting/illustrating might help me pass the time.
It's been at least 18 years since I used brushes and paint - and it must be 30 years since I painted on canvas *gulp!* so, I'm a bit nervous.
Mrs B reckons I'll be fine, it's like riding a bike, one never forgets - I hope not, last time I rode a bicycle, I was knackered, out of breath and coughing my lungs up for hours.
Big thanks to Glen Anderson for bidding on (and buying) last year's (Gene Hunt) offering (below) - bless ya!
I'll try to remember to update here regularly - please watch this space . . .