11/19/2005: "Oh, darling, make it go, make it go away!"
Tonight I did SIX new paintings, a record for me. Of course I'm working smaller now so they only range from 8x10 to 16x20. I decided to do a series based on the photos I took this summer of the wetlands, with all the different lines of color; only one has a simple figure in it.
The new studio lamp is amazing btw, I can see so much better. Also, I've started using this product called EZ Air Invisible Care. It's like a lotion only it protects your skin and pores from absorbing paint if you get it on you. Plus, it makes washing oil paint off your hands a lot easier.
Yesterday I went to the Dick Blick website and filled my cart with about a thousand dollars worth of materials but I never ordered them. I do this a lot, go and pick out everything my heart desires but usually I just delete them or move them to my "wish list".
But after tonight I realize how much I love working smaller so tomorrow I'm going to buy a bunch more panels while they're on sale, I think the 8x10s are my favorite.
In other news, it has been raining *hard* for days now with lots of wind. It's very noisy, hitting against the windows and keeping me awake. At work this afternoon the sound of the rain pounding on the sky lights nearly drove me to tears.
I took this photo today, the imprint of a leaf I watched decay away over the course of several months. Now this is all that remains.