Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tuesday, November 30th Mice
Wednesday, December 1st Mice
Thursday, December 2nd Mice
Is anything good happening here?
What better way to see how it's doing than to look back and see how it was? --Another benefit of photography as art tool and blog journaling.
I loosened up yesterday. Simply coloring in those forms was driving me bats--another disgusting rodent. It took me the longest time rolling around on my chair, mixing up a new batch of dark chocolate colored paint, spinning for twenty minutes then lifting free weights before I decided the hell with this apprehension. I mixed up some colors and began dabbing away. In the next few days I'll probably mess up the creatures some more then bring them back. That is how I've painted my whole life--the only thing I have to be careful about is screwing up the surface. The cupcakes on either side are not done impasto. The mice can't be impasto either.
I reviewed blending techniques with acrylics after lunch yesterday. I do not like thinning the paint with water, it weakens the layer. I do like wet paint on wet paint and letting the blend happen on the canvas--but I've got to keep the thickness of the paint in check. An Impasto surface was fine for the subjects I've painted before, not this one. Assortment of small brushes...coming up.
I'm off to get my shingles vaccination. It's not going to cost any where near what we thought it was. Turns out our Medicare drug insurance covers it. Looks like Honey and I can gift ourselves something else for Hanukkah--or keep it tucked in the bank. There's no gift better than Hanukkah gelt. You never can tell when it's going to rain.