Got about three hours in this morning on the cows. Was hoping to be finished today, but I would estimate 5-6 more hours til completion.
I was hungry this morning, it seems. My cows went from happy to horrified in a matter of a paint schmear. I accidentally got a big blob of deep crimson on my cow's shank. At first I was hurrying to wipe it off. Then I thought of the irony. The shank looked like raw meat after the red paint. And the truth is, I'm painting this piece for a restaurant show anyhow, so why not? It is a tad morbid, but perhaps that's better than cutsie cows that may hinder a diner from ordering the T-Bone. Which is why I've decided to name the painting "T-Bone". I hope the restaurant doesn't think I'm psycho.
I did more shading in the background and put a darker layer of turquoise on the fence, in addition to turquoise, rather than black, for the eyes and hooves. I don't like to use black. It seems to flatten anything that I mix with it, and my aim is brighter, not flatter, in all my works.
Anyhow- that's what I did today, so far. Was a bit tired this morning as I had two events last night and didn't get home until midnight, just in time for the two-year-old to start screaming because he wet his bed (through an overnight diaper, footie pjs, and two thick blankets. He's a total hoser.
I want to thank Su Anne Martinez for throwing us (her house artists at West Annapolis Artworks) and the other participants of the Holiday Shoppe Show such a lovely reception last night. The more time I spend there, the more I enjoy it, the atmosphere, and especially the people. I'm anxious to see what the theme of the next show will be.
I really need to get some new work out the door. Other work projects have been commanding my time (and sick family past three weeks--yet again!). I hope that will be changing in January.
Thank you for listening. Here's progress on T-Bone.