Before I begin, let me start with a complete off course.
- Thank goodness for 911 and ambulances. In general, but also specifically as today my mom had cause to use both. She’s okay, but it makes you appreciate things.
- Mom gets total kudos because she took care of herself. And…
- When she told me, she did NOT dance around the subject but just told me. Massive improvement over past attempts.
Okay, back to painting.
I finished a painting!
Lately it feel like I am keeping up this blog in hopes that a painting will somehow materialize. Because my actual production has been woeful.
But tonight, painting night (so long since that thing actually happened,) I actually FINISHED A PAINTING!
I’m pretty happy with it. I’m not sure the values are just right, but I’ll take it to critique and see what they say.
I also worked on…
I have decided her little skirt will be pink with white polka dots. I adjusted her shadows. I have made no other decisions.
Another one I have not forgotten about. On the advice of my critique group I softened the top line of the squirrels and adjusted the darks. I decided the “rope” was too interesting and I’m trying to dial that back a bit. I am considering adding another “rope” to prevent such a straight viewing line (in-and-out was how my critique group put it.)
Finally, I took the masking off yesterday’s start and adjusted a few lines.
Let the thinking commence.