Thursday, April 8, 2010
Update, or what's happening (or not) here...
Very little new to report, here in our little village in the west. I have a bit more weaving done, and you can now see how much more there is to do. I would like to have been able to report more done, but I have been battling with my customary 'change-of-season-multi-day-migraine,' and I just cannot make myself do much when I feel bad. Also, I can't stand my studio lighting with a migraine. I know; excuses! But I am hoping the season will settle in and the wind will calm down so I will become functional once again.
We went up to the high desert so Booker could run wild, fast, and unrestrained for a bit this morning. While there, I did a small bit in my sketchbook.
I also did this very small oil sketch the other day. I do not do very well with landscapes, so I am trying to challenge myself to do an occasional one. For some reason, landscapes bore me to death! No matter whether I do them in the sketchbook, in the studio, or even in the camera! It is beautiful where we hiked today, and I took a bucket-load of photos, all of which I proceeded to delete when we got home. I don't know what it is about landscapes. They do not thrill.
This little sketch is just 5x7". It is of moonrise over the lake at our cabin. I made the mistake of putting it on heavily textured gessoed masonite. I think landscapes should probably be on a smooth surface. No matter. If I could delete it, like I did the photos, I probably would! But it was good to challenge myself. And you are supposed to paint 99 bad paintings for every 1 good one (who said that? Picasso?) so I can count this as one more towards the good one! I'll add it to that ever growing pile!