A little better today. I spent more time on it and had a rag to wipe out mistakes and my brushes. I'm learning. The best think about painting is getting lost in the project. I don't think about anything else while I'm working. I'm just trying to see what there is to see, and figure … Continue reading Second Plein Air Painting
Could I? Honestly, I don't know. I love it and it is part of my home territory. My dad loved the West and drove us all around it for more than 20 years. I've seen it change and I've seen it stay the same, exactly, as it was. I love the subtle change of seasons … Continue reading Could I live out here?
I have been driving around this gorgeous mesa that slopes south-west here in south-west Colorado. I'm sloping south-west too, these days. Continuously cursing myself for not having brought a camera, I've gone round thinking--that! that! I want to paint that! And I have these grand Georgia-O'Keefe/Frida Khalo fantasies. (BTW: Did you see that recent film?? … Continue reading My first plein air painting in years
I had no idea how hard one could work to do a proper shoulder stand. O, and I'm doing nearly every other pose wrong, it turns out. My muscles all want to work en masse, fused together, locked down, whereas to do a good triangle, for example, my muscles need to work separately, in different … Continue reading Shoulder Stand
So for three days now I've been rewriting the introduction and it is not going well. I have written I think one paragraph that I like. And I honestly do not know what else should go into it. Enough introduction. I am so heartily sick of writing the introduction. The sun starts to hit the … Continue reading Edgy