Warning! This post is likely to be deadly boring!
So, no finished painting this week other than what I have already posted. Why is that, you say? Because I fell into a hole and couldn't get out!
Vacation was wonderful and it made me feel very clear headed about my art. I got back home however and quickly cocked that all up. I sort of know what happened. I like to work from my sketches and develop a color plan ahead of time. I like to have a value study also that gives me just a little hint as to which direction to go. I didn't develop a color idea but just relied on memory and my photos. Then, it was just down to the photos. Big mistake, for me anyway. I know other people do just fine but I don't, for whatever reason. So, I painted and repainted and repainted some more. I could have painted my front yard fence! In the midst of this I was trying to get ready for a show. And, to get ready for a class. Big mistake! Happens every time.
So, I abandoned the sinking ship that was my painting. I worked on some sketches instead and developed some color ideas. I went back to look at Etel Adnan's work again to get motivated and inspired. Rich and I went to Lowes and bought a patio set. I took a nap with Cassie and had a half a beer. We went for a walk this morning. These things all help to assure me that I am still functioning because frankly, I wanted to pack it in.
Alright, tomorrow is Monday and I can't wait. To read something more positive, go here to my other blog.