|Desert Oasis IN PROGRESS, 24" x 24", oil|
Working out the glitches seems to be my lot these days--with my op injured leg at PT, with finding a comfortable way to paint while the injury heals, with getting a decent reference photograph out of my obsolete printer, with finding myself in this painting. Right now, the painting is looking like a paint by the numbers exercise; it's a bit tame. Maybe because it's the first landscape I've done totally with oils? With all the rest, I used acrylic first, oils last.
The most satisfying thing I did this week was find my way around the leg injury and the unsatisfactory reference photo my printer was suddenly producing. My iPad was the answer to the printer glitch. Lowering the easel ledge so I could sit was the answer to the leg glitch.
But true to a lifetime of form, I still cannot sit still while painting. As I did way back when, I cannot stop myself from jumping out of my seat, kicking the stool aside and backing up to see what I've been doing. Standing is in my blood! Patience is not.
Looking at this painting here. My next move has to be messing it up, letting loose, something I'm not good at with oils--another glitch!