First of all- Hello to my new viewers in London and Northern Ireland!
Today I got a ton done to the tunes of my favorite band's (Brothers Osborne--from Maryland, of course!) new album, "Pawn Shop". There's a duet with Lee Ann Womack in there that's not to be missed.
Despite my kids still home from the abominable snow storm, Jonas, things moved along well artistically today. I had six hours at the easel. The hubby was (finally) present to pinch hit with the kiddos. He's been away almost all of January and I was starting to feel like a single mom (or baby mama?). I thought if he got out of the military (many years ago) that he'd be home more. So much for my estimating skills...
I nearly completed "Sleeping With The Fishes"....all that's left to do is some minor highlighting and then varnishing. I'm really pleased with the progress I was able to make today. You'll see on the photos below that I put another three layers of color on the canvas, then scratched it off in places so that the green-gold color shows through a bit. I like the look and may scratch off a little more before all is said and done. Besides, who doesn't like a good scratch?
In between coats of paint on SWTF, I was able to get some of the foundation /sketching done on "The Vine and The Branches", my next piece, a 30x30 more landscape-y painting. I'm hoping to give it a modern twang but not sure how I'm going to do that yet. Should have some ideas by Monday.
Here are some photos:
More color (violet mostly) added to the previous layer of titanium white, then blended with a squirty bottle and my fingertips. My techniques sound so sophisticated, no?
I appreciate you plugging along with me. Seeing all the various country code ip addresses on my metrics puts a big goofy grin on my face. Hope you all have a warm, quiet weekend filled with all good stuff!