Tweaked the mouth. Tweaked the eyelids. Tweaked here and there to shift an expression a tad too hard softer. A tweak, a minute shift of an angle, a smidgeon lighter here, a wee bit darker there, obiterate that point, sharpen that one, fudge that line, fade out the other and the nuance shifts. Some may never notice the change; there's just something different--the likeness, the balance The word 'tweak' is used a lot in drawing and painting. It sounds cute, like there's nothing to it, but it really means sweating the details. Squinting, mirrors, standing the painting on its head are all 'tricks' for tweaking--and it goes on all the time, not just the last day in October.
Wonderful Saturday afternoon with my son and his new 'baby.' I went on an Airstream International Signature FB tour and picnicked. An Airstream is an 'old fashioned' camper that looks like a bullet that has the reputation for being state of the art with a lifetime longevity.
"In 1931, Airstream began with Wally Byam’s dream: to build a travel trailer that would move like a stream of air, be light enough to be towed by a car, and create first-class accommodations anywhere." --www.airstream.com/history
I was impressed. I got excited. I wanted to go somewhere, hook up and have the camping experience. Instead, we ordered pizza, drank wine and I photographed the impressive vehicle my son had successfully backed into his narrow driveway.
|Most trailer folks are not keen on backing up; my novice|
son managed to wedge his baby between a hedge and
a the stairs to the back door with no mishaps.
|It's got awnings over every window.|
|A Franke sink, a Grohe faucet, a Corian countertop|
impressed this retired kitchen designer.
|Convection oven/microwave, gas cooktop|
|The dining table goes down to make a bed.|
|From the edge of the dining table straight through |
to the 'master' bedroom. The runner carpet was
not included; it was in the basement and conveniently
matched the Expresso and white interior. The
flat screen TV was along with one in the bedroom.
|The Master bedroom is tight, but cozy with a queen size bed.|
Spread and toss pillow included.
|Lav with commode. Cozy, too|
|Behind the mirror is storage for toiletries;|
there's an open compartment below for
what is used most. Retired bath designers
are interested in such things.
|Grohe handheld showerhead and the|
curvy forms on the back wall is a ledge
with two heights.
MAX BACK ON THE EASEL
|Max, a start.|