October 30th, 2017
September 9th???? Wow long time, Lots happening. Or the time flies anyway! But what else is new?
Week in September and most of August was dedicated to hard labor. I was helping a friend renovate her place to get ready to sell. This is another creative pursuit, I enjoy very much. The pay is much greater than my other love...painting and drawing.
The end of September brought me to the local Art Walk and I decided to draw some back alley scenes. I ended up not staying long as a lovely hurricane wind decided to rear its' ugly head. Getting sand blasted and dealing with the weather conditions is an all too expected "thing" when your trying to go outdoors to paint. It keeps it challenging. These three charcoal sketches are the result.
The first of October I started a Facebook Challenge 31/31. Thirty one paintings in 31 days. Exhausting and refreshing all in one. All paintings are 9x9 inches and done within a 45 minute or less timeline. My challenge, not the Facebook challenge. One, because it made me do it. Less than an hour I can readily spare. And two, it makes you work faster, and not get "picky" with staying too long in one area. Today is the 30th so I have posted 30/31 paintings. Hope to get to the 31 before too long.
Another project in October, was working with the local Playgoers group and help painting sets. The siding had to be painted on the blank wall and some silhouettes cut out of foamcore into yoga poses, to be placed on the other side of the stage. Paint was still drying so I did not attempt a photo of the yoga silhouettes on their mark.
Working on booth preparations for my first time ever Christmas sale the Middle of November.
Added new "teacup" house numbers rather than fixing the old ones, ravaged by our local winds. One week and still hanging!
And finally, the last day of teaching a Beginners Drawing Class. The fun part... Value. I knew I would run out of time with all the information I put in this class. I will remember this for the next class in April.
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