Ok, this is going to take a lot of nerve to even post these on my blog. I welcome all comments and criticism - I put on my big girl pants this morning and won't cry if you are brutally honest!
First of all, I tried to fix the lemons and see that I just made it worse. Note that the blue background is unfinished because I totally ran out of time in mid-stroke! When I mentioned that I would work on it, she said emphatically "Don't finish it at home!" Does she think I can ruin it. haha.
The second is one I was fooling around with today with some bananas. As you can see, I have difficulty judging position on the page but that is my eyesight and can't be helped. I really try to keep it away from the edges. I was going to take the bananas to clsss as well but am undecided at this point. I need to paint over some of the light green color and try again under some decent light. I don't have good light in my house, and it's an overcast day.
So as you will see, I will never be an artist, but I love fooling around with it and hope to become a little better at some things. I can't stay in that class because all the other participants have years of experience on me, and their works hang in city hall and they can sell some of them at an exhibit. I'll never match that and wouldn't even try to, but I'm way out of my element. If I could only find a kindergarten class I might feel like I fit in!
I have gone over in yellow where the bright blue messed up the lemons, but I'm not sure it looks any better. Yellow is a transparent color, so I had to cover a bit of the blue with white paint, and then yellow over it when it dried. And as I said, the green on the bananas is too light and I will probably redo it. (I just realized the lemon photo was taken yesterday before I start to fool around and correct it.)
So there you have it! I have an overhead light fixture in the spare room, and Steve suggested replacing it with a more modern fixture that gives better light. I probably will finish up with a couple more classes at Michaels and then just continue at home and make a section of the spare room an art studio. I just took some measurements of the room, and I
think I can get some decent space for an art table and supplies. The
lighting will be much better. I plan to do a few more small paintings of items from my fridge and kitchen, and then go on to something else. I'm enjoying the attempts at still life so long as no one suggests I put a pitcher or bowl into it. I'm just not ready for tableware!
I made a quick trip to the market this morning - it was quick because I worried about rain, and quick because I soon spent the money I had allotted and gotten everything I need. I forgot to look for onions so I'll have to buy one or two at the grocery.
My soup was even better reheated for lunch.
Clouds are moving in and more rain is on the way. I was so worried about Jeannie's overnight flights to Philly, but I got a msg from her this morning that she had landed safely although they were a bit late due to fog. They have a great trip back to CA cooked up, and I just hope the weather doesn't send them off their intended course. It's happened to me many times, but I made so many trips after retirement that it wasn't a big thing if I had to change my plans. Jeannie and Ara don't get the opportunity to make a drive like that very often, so I hope it all goes according to plan.
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