Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Painting 23 - Bison
My in-laws were in town over the weekend, so between the pre-visit mass cleaning and the post-visit recovery, I haven't been able to put paint to paper in a while. I've missed it. Really missed it. When I picked up the paintbrush last night and made that first brush stroke and saw the colors spreading on the paper, it just felt so good. I thought I'd challenge myself with another mammal painting and another dreaded shadow. This shadow didn't end up with the mass and volume that the onion shadow had, so definitely an improvement there.
Happy Birthday to me! For the first time in our entire relationship, Paul won't be able to be home for my birthday this year. So instead of sulking, I'm going to go hike up a local mountain that I haven't hiked yet and have ice cream with friends to celebrate instead.