I find listening to a story while painting a great combination. Sometimes it gets quite isolating working on a piece for hours and days. A good listen keeps the momentum going. Currently I'm listening to "Mr. Mac and Me" by Esther Freud
Having long admired the the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, I was eager to listen to this. Although fictional, it is a compellingly told story of an unlikely friendship. Taking place in a Homefront community during the First World War. I highly recommend this to those of you who enjoy historical fiction as well as art history. The narration is superb, transporting one to the Suffolk coast and leaving you with more insight on the life of this this brilliant artist.