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Friday, March 18, 2011
Paint Party Friday kick off...
and I, like Charlie Brown, missed the ball. You know when Lucy tells Charlie - come on kick the football and then moves it!!! Well I was all set and ready to really show something and the week got away from me. I started the painting of the woman by the water and stalled... not because I don't know how I want it to look but because I am trying to conquer my "issues" with value to get it there. I am trying to get depth in the painting and not have the same value throughout. So, I have been staring at it, when I should have been applying paint. I have only started the sky that will also turn partially into the water. I know where I want the darks - I just need to have a little bit of time (and confidence) where I can actually suck it up and lay it down!!! Do you hear my self-talk??? Sunday I will have time - my quiet time to really tackle this painting... so even though I am sort of embarassed to have this as my kick off to the paint party friday - I think it sort of signifies what this is all about ... the doing it regardless!!! Right?
Anyways to help myself with value I have decided to pull out my mandela book and just color trying to achieve light - medium - and dark. Even at that - my purple and orange are really the same value- or is it the green and purple are the same value - any thoughts????
So, any tips on learning value - please share!
It was St. Patty's Day yesterday -so instead of painting I was sharing time with my family...my Dad is of Irish descent and WE definitely recognize this day.
It was great fun, although alot of driving... we are all close enough to get together but far enough to make it take up a chunk of time in the car. We had yummy corned beef and cabbage - and yes green beer.
some of the Moran clan!
Okay - I also took my bike out for a short ride...it was in the mid-sixties here in Michigan - I couldn't believe all the bikes out on the road - it was great. As, I am a rookie rider, I just had to get out there to start the season! Need time in the seat! Yes, I should have been painting but so little time, so much to do! My day off of work is always jammed sunrise to sunset!!! Can't wait to pop in on the Paint Party Friday...THANKS TO KRISTIN AND EVA FOR HOSTING!!!