|The Summer After is signed, sealed and ready for delivery|
Separating myself from my paintings is a must. Over a period of time, I become my own third eye and can look at the piece more objectively than when I first laid down the brush. I also noticed, while sitting there, that chocolate cannoli, the third panel of my triptych, definitely needs soft, orangish highlights on top and to designate chocolate sprinkles on the front sides of each piece. That shortcoming showed up two days after I laid down the brush. The only painting that's signed on that wall is The Summer After. I'm very satisfied with it. The more I look at it in fact, the more I like it. I don't sign these big canvases till I'm certain I've really done the best I can.
I also wish to report that freezing oil paints, left over on the palette, worked very well. The paint was as fresh and workable this morning as it was when first squeezed from the tube yesterday. After dabbling a bit, I cleaned the glass palate and put it away. Erin will get a tad older while I take a time out for my OPE, (ongoing professional education), workshop. I used to have to take an OPE course every two years to maintain my professional status as a designer and member of the society; I think that's a good idea for my new profession as well.
The materials I ordered did not come from Utrect. I really am going to have to wing it, if they don't come tomorrow. I should not have bought online. I never had to wait this long when ordering from Dick Blick. Live and learn.
|Chocolate Cannoli needs more highlights.|
There's always going to be something.