Okay, I am working on a couple of oil paintings at the same time and even thinking of starting a third one. That way, while paint is drying on one, I can work on something else. I am not used to this kind of thing, but I think I need to get used to it. I am copying paintings from a lesson book, so I decided to divide a large canvas into four and do them on that, instead of four separate canvases, because they are not my original paintings anyway, so why waste the canvases.
These photos were taken over several days with differing light levels. I think I will start some tomatoes in that top right green spot.
I am also beginning a pastel portrait. This is a lovely young friend who allowed me to take photos of her late last year. I am finally getting around to using one of them. I have two easels (one given to me by my beloved parents), so I have my oil paintings on one and my pastel drawing on the other. I have discovered that if you have your pastel upright or even leaning toward you just a smidge, that the dust will fall and not get into the air. I very foolishly used to do my pastels at a slight angle and blow the dust off, not thinking of the dust in the air. Tsk, tsk…
The weather has been beautiful and I need to get out and hit the trails, again. Toby agrees… The following quote is SO true!!! The fire is still going in the woodstove, but down in the studio my fingers freeze and I can only work for a little while before going upstairs to thaw for a little while. Soon… Soon… I will be able to open the windows and enjoy the warm breezes… (The photo below is not mine, I got it from http://www.pixabay.com. Our daffodils are not blooming, yet.)
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
— Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
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You go girl!