I took a chance when I saw the sun shining this morning, and hung 2 loads of wash on the line. A few things dried completely, but when it became cloudy I took the rest of it down and finished drying in the dryer. It never did rain, but sure looks like it will.
You probably know by now I have no shame, so I will show you what I've been working on, artistically speaking. There is such a glaring error in the tomato I painted, with the highlighted area on one side curved the wrong way! The tomato curves one way but I applied the highlight in the opposite curve direction. I'll be able to correct it, I hope. Then I tried to mix brown paint for the table on which the tomato sits. The table actually looks like two different shades of brown, but I think that is just how the sunlight made it look. (Click to enlarge)
I looked up lots of different websites that give instructions for mixing brown paint. The initial try looks like olive drab, and what I finally ended up with is a lighter shade of olive drab. I've mixed brown before, and don't know what in the world I've done to get this! I may try to find a tube of brown paint and just cover it up that way!
One things for sure, I'm not taking this with me (in its present state) when I go back to class. This painting is not going to be for sale, now or in the distant future, so when I am satisfied with it is when I stop.
I have determined that right now I don't like painting on canvas, at least with acrylics. I have a pad of Mixed Media paper, which works for wet or dry paints; it is a stiff white paper with almost the stiffness of cardboard. I will try that when I finish the canvasses of vegetables which I've already sketched. I know the painting is getting to me when I start thinking about opening a bottle of beer in the middle of the day!
I just looked up and am shocked to see a beautiful sunny sky! I'll take that lovely view once in a while but definitely prefer rain as often as we can get it for now.
I just checked my fridge and will have to work a bit harder to get my dinner this evening - no soup, no meatloaf, nothing I can just heat and eat. I've become lazier than ever!