Right! A skelly dancer! I simplified the shapes for fabric and used two coats of gesso. I kind of wish I’d had glow-in-the-dark paint, but what the heck, this will work. I’ll just paint my face to match my outfit, put on a bangle skirt and I’ll be done.
I think I need to do this couple as a large painting. I mean, like, 18×24″ or bigger. There’s something about them that I love. Maybe because even though I couldn’t understand what they were saying, I knew exactly what they were talking about by their body language. So, yeah. Order some more paper, probably a 400 grit or so. I love layering my colors but I don’t always remember to keep a light touch. Coarser grit means the tooth of the paper doesn’t fill up so fast and it’ll hold everything I throw at it.
Everything is just how I left it when I went to bed last night. That’s what’s different. My kids are all gone and it’s just me and Steve left at home, for the next 3 weeks anyway. Wonder what my brain will do without all those other minds surrounding it all day long?
This is my daughter walking Roger, my one-year-old hound dog. He’s learning how to walk nicely next to someone on a leash. Alice carries little pieces of kibble and cheese in her hand and Roger keeps a close eye on her. Most of the time. He’s a good dog.
This dog reminds me of Abby, the black collie mix we used to have. But this one is bigger. I liked the woman’s head, the way it was a little forward on her torso. That’s why I took the picture. Actually, sometimes I don’t know why I’m taking a picture. Sometimes I get the camera home and can’t remember what I was thinking when I clicked the shutter. This used to worry me. Now I just figure there’s a part of my brain that knows what it likes and when I’m painting it’ll come clear to me.
Here’s a couple on the beach, drinking from red solo cups, enjoying the evening. It wasn’t until I was halfway through this painting that I realized the part of this scene that I loved the most was the play of light on the young man’s back. I like backs.