I actually went down to the studio to lay in the lighter colors in the lower foreground of Rain. That never happened. I was on a different mission. I wanted a wall for hanging the color charts. That meant moving a shelving unit loaded with stuff...
|Summer Rain in progress, but no progress was made this weekend. This|
is a tough painting to photograph. The L120 Nikon has trouble reading the variation of blues.
After a lot of huffing and puffing, I got the space I was after and laid out the area the color charts would take once completed, (33" x 53").
Unfortunately, I have none to hang at this moment. Only one chart is dry. Two are still tacky to the touch. The next one, Terra Rosa, will be done with Titanium White-- juicier than Flake, doesn't hold the mark of the brushstroke and dries faster--and Gamlin's fast dry paint medium. I ordered Fast Dry White, but it won't arrive till later this week. .
Meanwhile no work got done on Rain, (Summer Rain is the new title). More important progress had been accomplished. The furnishings have been rearranged, the floor swept, the carpet vacuumed, the papers and drawings relocated above an imaginary flood line, decent painting attempts separated from feeble work, pastels and charcoal stored in their own sheaths in their own portfolio and a new subject selected for portrait practice. It really was an attagal weekend. How was yours?