Sunday, May 29, 2016
Photographing the painting was very difficult. No matter where I put it, outside in the shade, inside with blue light, warm light, I just could not get the color right. I am not proficient enough in Photoshop to get the changes. I think I may download "Gimp" and see if it is easier. I do use Photoshop for cropping if it has not been done on my camera or phone.
This was my first week to work only 3 days so I should be more productive. I did paint at Kingwood Center Gardens this morning but need to photograph it. I will get my camera and see if I can get better color on this painting and the new one.
I have finished the yard, and garden, potted some herbs and flowers.
The second painting, the path was done plein air at Kingwood Center Gardens. I do like my trees and think I am better at trees since the Johannes workshop on Landscape Symbols.
Yesterday I pulled the watercolor I had started and finished it. Very overworked. Not what I want in a watercolor. I want transparent washes, bright colors and somewhat abstract so need to practice, practice, practice!
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Just unable to find time to paint this week. Just working too many days. Drove to Columbus to see my chiropractor to get a tune-up. Any extra time was spend in the yard, mulching and weedeating, doing laundry and all those mundane things that one has to do to keep up the house. Hoping soon to paint, but working tomorrow, Saturday through Tuesday then Thursday. Work or quit and paint, that is the question. Frustrating.