I didn't go in to the studio Sat. but I did some detail work here at home. The commission piece requires a few dogs in the front yard. So I've been drawing dogs. One I drew was great, but it takes away from the house, so that wouldn't work at all. It really was a good drawing, no one else will ever see it but me, so sad. I should be back in the studio tomorrow. And again, I hope to been there at least four days this week.
The photo is of the stair way up to my studio from the street, there are 25 steps to climb.
Yes, I made it in four days this week. Yes, I was late each day but I was there. I wish I could go in tomorrow but I want to be with friends and family too. I got a lot done today and looking so forward to next week. I feel pretty good that I sat a goal and I did it. Four days at the studio this week and four days next week too!
No, this isn't the pen and ink I'm working on. The one I'm working on, I can't reveal until after Christmas. It's a gift and who knows they might see it on my blog - - -
But I got so much done yesterday on the pen and ink. It is looking soooo good soooo far. Now if I just don't do something stupid like drip the ink on the work, that's a nightmare.
I still got to the studio a little late today but I did get the basic drawing done on the first commissioned piece. When I get in tomorrow, I'll check it for mistakes, correct it, and start inking. I should be finished by
Also I had some visitors to the studio today, a family
that lives here in Erin. They were so friendly and nice, I really enjoyed their
visit. I hope they tell their
friends about my studio.
First, I was a little late going to the studio. I had a bag or two of supplies so I put them up. While I was putting supplies up, I noticed the studio needed dusting. Then of course I had to vacuum and of course mop. Now it
was time to get busy drawing that commission piece, and there was that big empty drawing board just looking back at me. So I eat lunch, and that drawing board was still staring at me. So I took a walk, came back and cleaned some more. I hope I'm more productive tomorrow, I have such poor self- discipline.
Tomorrow I go to work (the studio) to work on the pen and ink for a client in GA. I'm really looking forward to getting ink on my hands. It will be nice to get back to a normal routine again.
We cleaned out another storage unit today, I'm so happy. Three down and one to go!
The house has a kitchen now, so I feel that my life is almost normal again. I will be going to the studio at least three days a week now and hopefully four! I'm hoping to be there by noon those days and stay until 5 or 6. I will be going in Tuesday - Friday and maybe Sat. I have two pen and inks to do for a client that I need to get done asap. So life just might be back to normal next week!!
Small 5" x 7" Tennessee Landscape I did in Acrylic yesterday, and put more white in this morning. It was fun!
Yesterday I worked in Acrylic on a 5" x 7" canvas from a photo I took almost 30 years ago. I 'm still working on my acrylic skills, so I noticed when I finished the water looked washed out. I had put a thin white wash on the water and it looked really good, but when it was dry, it was gone. Too much water and not enough pigment. Live and Learn. I'll go back in with the white - then I can say "it's finished".
I changed the menu a little on the site, I added Galleries and grouped the different media under it. I hope it will be much more simple. Hope you like it.
This is an adventure for me, something I've always wanted to do: to be a real Artist! So I rented a studio, lets see how it goes.