Saturday, September 10, 2016

Speed Painting and Painting Over, Day #4

When I woke up yesterday, I didn't know my car battery was dead, and I didn't know what painting I might have living somewhere inside me.

But, the battery was dead and a new painting now sits in my studio.

The car was parked nose in, in our narrow right hand garage, surrounded by gardening paraphernalia, a generator, beach chairs, wagons, and wheelbarrows, with walls flanking both sides. We located lonnnng jumper cables, snaked them through the hundred-year-old window of the original garage over assorted detritus and into the eighty-year-old 'newer' garage and our other car.

Ta da!

Getting my painting to the point where I liked it at all was harder than recharging the car battery.

Started with a speed painting completed a few days ago:



Used various paints, including heavy body Liquitex Parchment at the opaque end of the scale and Golden High Flow Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) at the transparent end. Messed around. 

Was way out of my element.

Got myself here

work in progress

and eventually here

speed painting and painting over #2, 9x12"

Ta da!







6 comments:

  1. Ta-da is right! Love the juicy colors and your persistence!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. It's interesting to notice in myself that when completing lessons I want both to fulfill assigned requirements AND have something that pleases my eye to at least some degree.

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    2. Yes real juicy! Love the process, so endless!

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    3. Thanks, Carol. Thus far, no end in sight : )

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  2. Love it, Dotty! And I bet it was more fun than the car business!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. The car business actually set me up well for the day; initially it looked as though all my morning activities would be a no-go, which turned out to be a freeing feeling (even with entirely delightful activities on the docket). That freeing feeling persisted throughout the day, even with all the activities anyway.

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