Blues…

I managed to get my panels sealed and primed, and are on the drying rack. This depression is slowly but surely seeping into my psyche and ruining my enthusiasm. Trying really hard to put on a bright and friendly face. Today was not one of my best. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Canvas prep…

This morning I’m going to be sealing and priming my painting panels with the traditional Gesso I mixed yesterday. Smelly and tedious but someone has to do it ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a subject matter ready to be sketched, can hardly wait!

Lessons I’m learning…

Only use one light source. I don’t know what I was thinking. hahaha! I painted this still life with three different lights goin on, remind me never to do that again hahaha! Next, design comes first before absolute reality, learn to edit! Paint only what is necessary. When painting a tea cup and saucer. Paint the teacup first, then, only then, paint the saucer….

Back a step…

Well today was mostly a pro d day for me. Spent time studying color theory and managed to redo my painting. I got rid of the drapery under the shelf and added some darks and light and waiting till tomorrow to work on the teacup and saucer. It’s looking way better ๐Ÿ™‚ now for some tea hippie style ๐Ÿ™‚

Progress….

Some friends stopped by bearing gifts, and birthday wishes. I’m lucky to have so many good friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Made some great progress on my painting today. Unfortunately the lighting in my studio is not working for me, so gonna wait till daylight to continue with painting. Perhaps a couple more days work and it’ll be done, I’ll post more pics tomorrow. Spent a bit…

Great progress…

Spent the entire day today painting the still life on my easel. I have a few more thing to do on it tomorrow and then I’ll post it. I’m delighted with how it’s turning out. I took a pick halfway and will post that too. I took a break and went to a local hardware store and had a sheet of 1/4″ย  MDF cut…

Art and the meaning of life…

Today I changed my lighting in my studio, did some shuffling around and re-arranging, and now have a larger area to work, less clutter. It`s not quite efficient, but I`m getting there. In the big scheme of things, I am but a mere grain of sand in this infinite universe. I found pleasure in painting in oils on canvas. Once upon a time my…

progress…

Managed to sit in front of my easel today and worked on the chest and and chalice, I’m very pleased with it so far. I’m going to be working on it tomorrow for an hour then I’ll post my progress ๐Ÿ™‚ My head cold seems to have reached it’s climax and improvement is on it ways yay! Now for some meds, a tea and…

Hoping to paint today…

Day four of head cold, was hoping for some improvement today, but nothing. I’m going to attempt to get out of bed and put on my apron and paint a bit.

Painter under the weather…

Studio’s closed due to under the weather conditions…this head cold has left me in no shape to lift a paintbrush, the turpentine’s not working for me as my chest is wheezy. However, I am working on some still life ideas and doing some composition research and study. Pro d day ๐Ÿ™‚