Saturday Night and a Landscape

I’m hoping that 90’s in May isn’t a foreshadowing of the summer. Since it’s cooler downstairs I thought I’d try a little painting. I’m waiting for this to dry before going on.

Friday night, Painting…

And defrosting the freezer.

I honestly did set out to do the exercise which was to fill a half sheet with quickly indicated people carrying umbrellas. They carried umbrellas. I got carried away. I had to be careful since I hadn’t masked any lights. All in all a productive evening.

Mask. Paint. Unmask. More Paint.

I’ve done a little more throwing around of paint. Had a nice conversation with the young woman at Arlene’s today wherein I laughed at the idea that I was buying a rubber cement pickup-eraser when for years when I did layout work, the result of using rubber cement to stick **gasp** pieces of paper to other pieces of paper with **gasp** rubber cement was globs of rolled up rubber cement which we affectionately called “boogers”. But it’s been many years since I used enough rubber cement to make an effective booger so there I was laying out a few dollars to get a nice square hunk of dried rubber cement.

She thought that story was pretty amusing but when I allowed as that was way before her time she told me she’d gotten a WTF reaction from someone herself recently by allowing that once upon a time, she’d used **gasp** slides to document work for entry in shows. O.M.G.

In any case, paint on paper is what I’m telling you about. Click here for Flickr album with detail photos.

Lights in darkness

First pass of masking to keep areas white/unpainted, adding some glowyness around them and then flooding with various dark colors. Now will have to wait awhile. 

Later

Dinner time now – let’s see how it looks drier.

First Pass, Full Sheet, Flowers

And now the hard part – letting it dry a little.

Wednesday, Afternoon

I had a – let’s just say yucky – morning. When I got home unexpectedly this afternoon, I really wasn’t in the mood for much but what the heck, I needed to refill my palette so I did that and then this color chart and then I did a small painting inspired by the photo of a friend. Now I think it’s time for an adult beverage.