Tuesday, November 4, 2008
My evenings labors. I didn't feel like painting when I arrived this evening. Early start with demo put me in heavy traffic and nearly every red light for 16 miles. Or more,it certainly is much further. Took me over an hour to get in. Straight off teaching, home for very short period of time, I fear I will end up paying dearly for neglecting the dogs so. But Ronnie talked me into playing and so I did. I originally had what I thought was quite successful on the paper but quickly ruined it. So I turned the whole thing into background color and truly just played. With second evening pose, I laid it on top prepared ground and worked this way and that till I concluded here. Intend to rework the whole picture with fine lines likely using ink on top of this basis. Quite a few compliments but still feel quite critical about it...looks very much like high school acrylic paintings I was so uncomfortable with.
On other notes, substitute class this afternoon was quite fun, only two of the eight students had been in class before so I had a very productive skill building session and the kids seemed confidant and pleased with their projects. Early work had been slow again. Frustrating. Wish I could just rub a magic lamp and make work appear steadily...not all at once like it routinely occurs. A few undone tasks of today added onto morning agenda. Procrastination meets deadlines.