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Friday, November 17, 2006
painting interior scene- the dining room chair
It started as a very gray overcast morning. Of course just when I was about to finish, that all changed. And people wonder why artists like to work from photographs. Working from life is hard, the gods of painting like to play mind games, like bring out the sun just after you lay in the shadows. Here is my travel around the house painting box in action. Here I am at 1 1/2 hours. The only thing I should do is pull the details out.
I really like the light in our dining room it fills the room from dawn through evening. This is the first painting I did on my new schedule( see yesterday's post). Actually, I should say I tried to do on my new schedule. I am supposed to only allow two hours for my daily practice painting. I kind of slid right by and did 2 1/2 hours. Whoops! Not that the extra time helped. I think most times it is better to quit early. Danger lurks in muddy colors for the artist who sticks around longer than he should.