Got other alleged priorities out of the way and got to my paints and palette. It has been chilly and damp enough that last week's oil blobs were still workable (except for the white... first time THAT has dried before anything else!)
The photographs are pretty awful. Took them on my phone AND the natural light was dimming as it was almost dusk. The good news, though, is that if I paint during the day there IS natural light... even in the basement! YAY!
My two pieces for the Newburyport 8cubed show are coming along. I decided to paint what I like, but using new information from Bob Richardson's class.
These guys need their pink noses toned down as well as needing lips, mouths and eyes.
I took drastic liberties (for me anyway) with my reference photograph of the cat (below). Her shadow has been distorted to improve the composition. There's also lots of work to do on the hedge in the distance. I like where the angles meet, but the line is too abrupt the way it is.
Be still, my heart, and steady, my hand!