I had fun with this, and I like the softer palette. I am starting to like the painting. But I am having a hard time convincing myself that it is good.
Ever have that problem? Hands in the air.
I love the soft texture on the table. Botched the shadow though. Goofed again using white flowers. HELLO! Goofed on the nearly fluorescent green. (I do like it in the splatter.) Seriously thinking of doing the flowers over. I’ll see how I feel about it tomorrow.
Very pleased with this. I started late and had to work fast. My goal was to keep the color fresh and not heavy-handed. I actually did it this time! So tempted to go back in and deepen the back ridge. Where you see the curved line on the left, I meant to deepen the area underneath. I will go back and finish that as well as try to mimic the rough texture that is on the right side.
More work on the 4 x 4’s today:
Decide that 4 are junk and gesso over them. One survived.
Cover all with warm base color. Pull one more from stack and cover it as well.
Work all as abstracts.
Finish three. Think they are junk, but decide to keep going. For a few seconds I feel like crying because this is my third start over. In my head I shout, “I suck at abstracts!!!”
Think that there is a lot I suck at. But TRY to remember there are a few things I am good at.
Conclude I will feel better if I eat something. So I eat.
Come back to the now dry pieces. Keep working.
End up with two that I think are pretty good. Think even Leslie might like them.
Work a third, not so abstract but it is rustic. Think it needs a few more marks. Or something. Will add it in the next session.
Still paint in my butcher tray. My aversion to wasting supplies keeps me going.
Work two more.
Not happy with them, but will attempt to salvage in the next session.
2 that might be really good.
2 that need just a little more work.
2 that may or may not be painted over.
Closer to being the 7 days ahead that I need to be. Feeling less stressed. Whew!! Now I just need to work on the posts.
Hope you all had a productive day. Happy creating!
Thanks so much for your supportive suggestions and observations!!
Some days, just after the rain has passed, the sky turns a greenish grey. The light seems to make my neighbor’s tree glow from within. I used artistic license, I can’t see the bottom half of the tree, and the top is squared off, not a pretty “tree” shape.
Today the clouds put on a show, as they passed over Mingus Mountain. Here is a short clip to give you an idea.