Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In Between, Shake It Up
In between drying times, I've decided to workout. I've been sitting on my bum too long. So long,some days it feels like rigamortis has set in when I finally pull myself away from this keyboard. In the AM, I'm doing resistance training with free weights. In the PM, lower body and cardio. The schedule will be daily. It makes perfect sense: paint/dry--upper body--lunch--paint/dry--lower body and cardio. The intensity of it should either send me back to the orthopedic guy or build some muscles I haven't used of late--the better to shlep in groceries with.
My exercise area is next-door to my studio. I have to walk through it to get to where I paint. Drying times are boring. And blow drying to shorten the wait is even more dull--it's watching paint dry FGSakes. I'd rather be on the move. So be it.
This is not a New Years Resolution to be started one day and abandoned the next. This is Linda taking care of Linda whose been entirely too focused on painting and has gotten bent out of shape over the keyboard posting about it. Time to shake things up and maybe even drop a few Cancun pounds compounded by winter pounds? Now wouldn't that be loverly?
EVALUATING FOUR SEASONS
Looking at the paintings all together here helps me to see what needs to be done to relate one to the other and eventually put together four units that are a part of one another.
Elaborating the cross branches on the trees in Fall is what is going to make this painting compatible with the others in the Four Season quad-tyck.
I've started to put the branches in yesterday. More are needed.--And more foilage to then break up the lines. In this painting, the more marks and lines,the better. the quad-tyck reminds me of tapestry.
Blue is the dominant color in all of paintings. I find that odd for landscapes don't you think? You'd think green, but I see blue. That said, For Winter, sunlit snow and blue shadows will have to be played against one another and then broken up with the lines of underbrush. I should get started on that canvas. It needs to be painted along side this one to get the right balance.
NOTE: Lining these photographs up on the right has been a bear. You'd think in this day and age of touch screen move it here, move it there technology, I should just be able to drag the pictures where I want them instead of having to guess where to place them in the copy. Anybody with any knowledge about this out there? I'm using the old editor in Blogger--maybe the new?