Lucky to have painted something at all today. Here's why, I'm not a great sleeper but throw in 100 degree plus days and not much cooling at night & it's little sleep for moi. However, last night I discovered a cure. After playing backgammon & hangman for several hours (no sleep in sight), I turned to my fellow DPO painters to look at their work again. I have to say that several have been painting yummy food. So after about an hour of drooling, starving, looking (now 4 o'clock am), I went to the freezer and grabbed a Weight Watchers Ice Cream Bar. By 4:30, I was fast asleep. Thanks Weight Watchers and the food painting DPO girls. Now the only question is what to give up...trying to lose weight or sleep?
Not painting at my studio always presents challenges. I had to paint at home today so that meant working under less than ideal conditions. I never have all the paints I need, lucky if I have canvas and today out of brushes with the exception of 2 caked with paint brushes because my "assistant" didn't wash them. But I was determined to paint something and in the end I had to step out of my comfort zone and use what was at hand. So between paper towel, my palette knife and the less than desirable brushes, I painted with thicker paint and somewhat less control. All in All, a good thing. But before I hit the easel in the morning, I will have had a talk with myself assistant about the proper care of brushes.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate my 100th blog posting by going to the beach. Alright, I'm currently landlocked but I can paint me a view. I have really enjoying painting these small gems and look forward to my next 100. As a small thank you for all that have followed me, I'm giving away a set of note cards. Drum roll, please. The winner is Kay Teague. Congratulations, Kay. Now I'm off of dip my toes in the ocean (bathtub).
I've got nothing to say...well, that's not exactly true. This is my 99th posting on my blog. It went by so quickly. I'm planning something fun for my 100th post. A giveway? Keep watching and in the meantime enjoy this painting.
Note to self, don't ever try to paint a shiny, embossed, black patent leather purse. Another wipe off but quickly moved to these pretty pansies. I'm having lots of fun playing with oil on paper. Seeing how the brush reacts, trying to stay loose, seeing what subject matter works and what doesn't. Guess I'm glad that the purse painting didn't work out. Maybe I should do a series of paintings called "It's not....". What do you think?