Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Rainy day fun
Google images of Francis Bacon’s studio and you may know how I felt this morn in trying to get into my studio (not just the studio) to paint after charcoaling my basic ideas onto the canvas. So I tried not to mess up the kitchen as I worked away, listening to a podcast from Craftsanity. Not knowing how to make the traveling speakers work I strained to hear my laptop, but Joe clarified the matter when he got home.
Before dinner, I straightened up my prepared surfaces, and took a break to see the grandchildren to test their hamantashen. I couldn’t remember what medium I used to paint this ballet picture with, oil or acrylics, so I got to study it to help w my decision making.
While there, I also I took a photo of granddaughter’s snow scene painted the time I explained how to use masking fluid with watercolors. I suggested sketching her scene lightly w pencil, dopping on masking fluid wherever the snow would be, on sills, in the air, the snowman (she took the ground seriously), then flow on the colors she wanted. Fun to peel off and VOILA!