Wednesday, August 4, 2010
BRIGHT CONVERSATION in progress
oil on canvas
Well, it's pretty obvious I didn't limit my palette yet. I will and am looking forward to it very much. There was so much going on with the sun on her face, I needed to use oranges, yellow ochers etc. I've posted this to light a fire under the hind parts to get back to work. I've been so busy cleaning I haven't had any extended time to paint.
Speaking of cleaning, happily the universe is helping out. I got a call yesterday asking if I had any books, magazines, household items, clothing etc. They hit the motherlode here. I've got 7 huge bags full to be taken away tomorrow morning and more to follow. I get overwhelmed, depressed and want to give up there is so much stuff, but I'm determined to get it all out of here.
I'm trying a new canvas surface for this one and I really love it. It's a heavyweight linen with some tooth to it and it really takes the paint well. I started this along with the new beginning but had to put it away for a bit.
Back to going through the books and mags. Please forgive my seemingly non-responsiveness...is that a word?...to your wonderful comments. After I'm all tidied up, I'm working out whether or not to thank folks on my blog or send an email. Does anyone know the proper etiquette? Miss Manners would have a whole new career handing down edicts stating the proper, polite behavior online.