I just came back from Costco and thought the weather seemed much milder today. I checked the weather on my computer, and it registers 57 and going up to a tropical 59 today, with tropical rain, of course. (At 4:30 pm it is 63F) I've put everything away and now need to eat my lunch (which I will call dinner) and then get myself up for going to the gym. My steps after walking around Costco shows me that trip alone took me about 500 steps, and I did the short route through the store!
On the way back from the gym I noticed the beautiful sky - dark clouds, a few white puffy clouds here and there, and gorgeous blue sky where it is visible. It makes my heart happy! I FEEL GOOD!
I did the painting of the berries and took a couple of photos, which show the paint is still wet! I'm not happy with the berries - I've seen blackberries with a few red little shapes, but not as many different colors as I've put in them. I just kept on going figuring I can go back later and touch them up. Also I don't know what is with the lines in the yellow background. You can't see them when looking at the canvas. They say "the camera never lies", and maybe that's true. I wish I knew what it is trying to tell me though.
These little paintings have been a good exercise for me as I can see little mistakes in technique that I make with every one of them. Now to get rid of those errors in future paintings. As I have mentioned before, I can take a critical view about what I post. I am still a newbie and if there are more experienced folks who can see what I'm doing incorrectly, please let me know. And even if you think you don't know a thing about art, you know what you think looks ok and what doesn't.
I don't know which one to show, so I hope you don't mind if I post both of them. One is taken a little bit closer to the subject, and it's a very slight difference. Click to enlarge.
I have to laugh at myself sometimes. I mentioned that the paint in the photos looks like it's still wet, and I was thinking I should wait until it dries before I post them. Duh, I would need to retake them because they aren't going to get any more dry in these photos!
I plan to keep on sketching when I have a few spare moments and the mood strikes me, and I also want to play around with some small sponges I bought for applying paint, as well as some round brushes that I'd like to see if I can use to get a "Bob Ross effect" on trees.
Weekend! Don't shop til you drop! I will probably stay away from the stores as I always try to do on weekends.
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