There were a few new artists that I was pretty excited to see. And all of the artists were there at the reception so I got to talk to a few of them. I admire the hell out of anyone willing to stand next to their piece of art and hear what passersby say about it. These Open Studios artists are brave creatures.
I really wish I would have had Lisa take a picture of me and Scarlett tonight. We were dressed so cute, dammit. LOL
After the reception we grabbed a bite to eat at Noodles. Scarlett must have eaten half of both Drew's meal and my own. Little piglet.
Speaking of my little one, Jeremy taught her how to put her finger to her lips and say "sshh" today. It's so cute.
I painted a bit tonight after we got home and the baby was in bed. On the oil portrait I'm working on, first I erased all the gridlines from where I transferred my drawing the other night. Then I toned the illustration board with watered-down acrylic paint to get it ready for the oil painting I'm going to do over it (Note to self: get a bigger wash brush). It looks really awful. I can't wait until it's dry and I can paint over it.
So after I put that piece aside to dry, I picked up that pastel landscape I started last week. Here is the progress:
|First pass done last week|
|Tonight added a bit more detail and deeper colors|
I am having a love-hate relationship with this piece. Part of me wants to chuck it. The other part wants to keep trying to rescue it. The path is perfect -- I don't want to change a thing -- but the leaves are giving me a headache.
Maybe I'll just crop out everything but the path. Take a pair of scissors to the paper and call it a day.