|Big Red and Little Red; 8 x 10" stretched canvas, oils|
Linda's Little Head-A-Week Challenge #1
I gave myself and my plein air easel a rest while I finished Little Head #1 and started Little Head #2. It looks like it's off to a good start.
Painting small is very difficult for me; I give all of you who do a lot of credit. I paint like I sculpted--additive and subtractive--mostly subtractive. I like using rags along with brushes, laying in paint then wiping it out and laying in more as I work out the values. Little canvases require little rags--q-tips and fingers, dry brushes, lots of mineral spirits. This little challenge I've set up for myself, should make painting small easier--and I should think I will pick up speed--if I keep to my goal of 52 little heads by the second week in January 2014?
A note about my adventure with video. I didn't make the video and publish it with My YouTube without any intention of getting attention on the net. My YouTube is to videos as Picasa is to photos. You have a choice of how public you want your videos to be. I chose Unlisted. I wanted it on my blog only and opening an account with My YouTube was the only way I could add it to my post. That was not true three weeks ago.
When I posted the view of the Caribbean from our hotel balcony, the personal video was marked GoogleVideo, I do have a Google account as does every Blogger blogger. The Google account did not allow me to post. Google Video directed me to My YouTube. Google bought YouTube in 2005. It takes time to figure out how to use a new acquisition. It appears Google has figured it out. If I'm wrong, I would hope you would tell me. I like it when life is simple and one doesn't have to move out of one's comfort zone. I liked uploading my personal videos directly from my computer. Going through YouTube did make me a bit nervous, Paris Hilton I am not. So, in that interest...was it the nut behind the wheel? (I just uploaded the Cancun surf rolling in--after watching the upload percentage by percentage, I've got a blue screen with a play arrow and no picture of the beach. Will it magically appear when I hit publish)? Publish.