Red Beard

It's about 11pm and I just finished cleaning up my brushes for the night and rinsing my water and paint vessels.  One of these days, I'm going to get a fancy palette to put my paint on, but honestly, I think old Tupperware lids, or even better, the modern day cheap throw away ones work the best with acrylic paints...especially if you like drippy paint like I do.

Stan is coming along.  Four more hours don't amount to much, but I started layering the lobster boat window color and gave my dude a slight auburn hue to his facial hair.  My daughter suggested some red highlights in his hair.  Boy, was she right.  Much better than straight up brown!

Our four children painted with me tonight and you can't imagine the mess!  I let them use my good watercolor paints because they promised to sit still for at least a while.  Either way, they were really good until the five-year-old had a meltdown because I wouldn't paint Stan's hat camouflage.  Apple sure doesn't fall far from the tree...

Here's where I got tonight...

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You may notice, I've gotten a good bit done on his shirt, his hat, and his face/beard as well as some work on the windows of the boat.  I hope to get this one done tomorrow, although that would be a seriously productive day for a paint slinger with four kiddos home mid-summer!

Hope you'll stop in tomorrow and as always, thank you for following along...