Friday, September 01, 2006

Painting of the Week 4

I started this painting earilier this week. It is much larger than the others at 22"x14". It is basically finished, although I might do some tweaking. With watercolor the paint drys lighter than you think. You can always darken the painting, but it is difficult to lighten once the paint is dry. I bought these large sheets of watercolor paper several years ago, and they have been a problem. The watercolor is absorbed too quickly and does not wash out like it is suppose to - drives me crazy. There seems to be some chemical problem within the paper. It really is a paper problem and not an artist problem. At a workshop recently, other artist were aghast at how bad my paper was. I need to break down and buy new sheets of paper. It tends to work well enough in the end - so I keep using it.

Jesse is leaving this afternoon with Lindsay to go to Grand Lake, OK, for the weekend. She is taking her kayak and all sorts of food. Last night she was packing and baking cookies. She wanted to pack the camera causing me to have to hurry on the painting in order to get it done today and posted. We also had company last night so that I could not paint. Today, I need to clean the kitchen from all the baking. Mom is coming over to have lunch because the Grand Baby will be here too. I feel a bit rushed this morning. The good news is that Toby and I will have a weekend to ourselves. We always miss The Girl, but we like our time together too. I may or may not post this weekend, but I wish everyone a good Labor Day Weekend. Be safe.

3 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

Gosh, you're good, Lou! No wonder you teach art... And your subject matter of late is awakening that ol' Euro wanderlust. (sigh) Would that I could just hop on a plane and GO...

Hope your weekend is good!

Bag Blog said...

Thanks Buck, I don't think my art is great, but it may be better than the average bear. It seems that it is the story of my life - better than average, but not great. It is what keeps me trying (like golf). But teaching is what I love and that may be my real talent. I appreciate your comments. I, too, would love to hop a plane...

Becky said...

Beautiful painting Lou! One day I want to learn to paint, too.