Green, Green, Green,

SO…. green, green, green. Everywhere is green out on a farm or ranch…at least around here in north east TX if we aren’t in a drought. SO, I painted the tone…chromium oxide green, touch of white and a lot of acrylic medium thrown in. Then I got out some black. I rarely use black paint so, why not? Any way I made all kinds of marks and shapes and laid on a few rolls of white, too, for good measure and called it a day.

Well…..as usual, I tossed and turned all night thinking what in the heck am I going to do with that canvas?? What is the next step? Maybe go buy some more rollers and add other colors. I did this…bought some more rollers. However, that will have to wait for another painting as I ended up coming back yesterday and just started in with a brush. I figured the best way to go (to start with) with this experiment was to use some analogous paint mixtures…so blue and other greens and purple violet came out. ( I don’t know what happened to my picture of the under-painting.).

Yesterday I left with that whole painting just about complete. I took a picture as that is a great way for me to distance myself from the work and look to see how it’s working….especially for large paintings. I decided upon looking at this picture that it needed some more darks in the right side, a little more of the purple and green…….very little. I signed it today but I didn’t get a picture.I’ll get on up over the next few days when the light is better.

When I came down from the studio. Curry offered to take me for a ride around the place as he wanted to look at some things. I took a few pictures with the I-phone camera. You can see why I paint green so much from looking at these. I can see parts of this from the south facing door of my studio.

The painting will be titled, Green Day, Johnson Creek.

Busy Saturday

A lotta work going on around here for a Saturday.

I guess I don’t know what day it is most of the time.When I feel the inclination, I work on art or around the place with things I put off from other days. A series of nice warm days has really felt great.

It’s been a busy Saturday………lots of laundry, dusting, picking up since the kids were here last night. I also got some studio time in. I prepped a large 48 x 60 canvas earlier in the week and got a good warm tone on it all over, laid out some lines and shapes that may or may not be in the finished piece. I planned on a cooler painting since I’ve been so influenced by all the fog lately. I never know by the time I get through if that inclination will follow through or not. Now it has several layers.

I’ve also been trying to get a desk/server type piece of furniture sanded off for a new coat of finish. It is NOT going well…..It will probably end up being painted instead. I do have all the plants that have wintered in the well house out and on the porches. Hope I didn’t do all this too soon.

Those horses just don’t want to come down out of the east pasture it seems. But they will have to for the cows to come back through their usual patterns of moving around.

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