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11/06/2005: "Update"

Well, after all of my "painting without a net" talk of last week, I realise that I enjoy the working it all out before hand. This weekend I've done 2 new paintings on panel and 3 more that are ready to start painting. That's pretty good.

fren-scape-3 (65k image)

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on Sunday, November 6th, ann said

Pretty good? I think it's outstanding :)

on Sunday, November 6th, ELise said

Thanks Ann, of course, I'm pretty far behind i my NaNoWriMo project. I hope to get somewhat caught up this afternoon. How's the writing going for you?

on Sunday, November 6th, ann said

Writing? Nanowrimo?

I'm in denial. :rolleyes:

on Monday, November 7th, Sylvia said

Your artworks are so intense. I must say i am impressed. I am new in blogging, would just like to find out your idea for my blog. I have paintings that I would very much like to show the world. However MSN spaces has it's limitation to insert pictures into the blog entries. Do you have any advice for me on how to insert pictures in the entries?
Pls reply a my blog:

on Monday, November 7th, Elise said

Hi Sylvia,
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with MSN Spaces at all. I use software called "Greymatter" that I installed on my website but I also have a free account with Blogger and it's pretty easy to upload photos into your blog with them, you just hit the link "create a new post" and then in the toolbar for the post is an icon of an image, you just click on it to add an image to your post. I think Blogger is becoming one of the most popular blogging softwares to use because it's owned and promoted by Google...and as I said, very easy to use.

Anyway, wish I could be more helpful...good luck!

on Monday, November 7th, Elise said

Oh, and ann, just because you get behind doesn't really matter, we don't have to make all 500,000 words, but just making an effort to write everyday is a pretty good goal.

on Monday, November 7th, holly said

Gorgeous. It's really powerful.

on Monday, November 7th, Elise said

Thanks Holly.

on Tuesday, November 8th, RR said

Your work just gets better and better. I love this too.

on Tuesday, November 8th, Elise said

That's very nice of you to say RR. I feel really good about the thumbnails I've completed for my next couple of pieces as well.

This is the first time since I decided to take a break from exhibiting that I actually feel like I'm getting somewhere.

on Wednesday, November 9th, greg said

>what RR said! I love the location of the head ( just enough space above it!), and the design. Somewhere my eye wants to see some bits of yellow/gold ... maybe... not?

Great work & cant wait to see the finished pump house one too :)

on Wednesday, November 9th, Elise said

Hi Greg, interesting comment about the gold, the red in the grass is an undercoating, I'm going to go over it with splashes of yellow when it's dry so we're on the same page on this one.

I'm also interested to see how the pump house one turns out. One thing Alan gave me "permission" to do, is to explore the pump house in the same way that Monet did the hay stacks.

You know, from different angles, different times of day, different times of year. I'm kind of obesessed with the image anyway, I've photographed it hundreds of times so I already have the source material. And, I think it will be fun.

on Friday, November 11th, greg said

as for the pump house, I was thinking the figure is what I am looking forward to seeing. It looks almost perfect as is, in your previous blog entry!

The fern figure's legs and face also are real stand outs!! ooo! ahhh! :)

on Sunday, November 13th, Elise said

Thanks again greg for your thoughts on these two paintings. I'm pretty happy with them so far but there's always the risk that I'm going to mess them up. Sometimes the first draft is the easiest.