Sunday, July 22, 2012

Coming up for Air

I have missed a couple of posting days. Summer is here and there is much more going on in a day. I am sure the long hours of daylight are part of the reason! I have been putting in as much time as possible on my "Duet" painting but the progress is very slow, or so it seems to me. I have started in on the color finally. Here are the latest pictures of the painting in progress:
©2012 R.L. Delight, "Duet" oil on linen, 22"x40". Work in progress.
© 2012 R.L. Delight, "Duet" work in progress close up.
I had a bit of a challenge getting a good shot even taking it off the easel. There is a bit of glare on the painting. 
There is a call for art I would like to do a painting for and suddenly I realized I need to get going on it if I am going to make the deadline. The show is at the gallery where I volunteer as a docent. The painting above does not have any deadline and I am feeling I need to step away for a week or two. Not only do I need to refresh my vision for the painting but some of the paint needs to dry a bit before I oil out the painting to get a better idea of what the tones are doing. 
With the new painting in mind I got a few art supplies ordered. 
Art supplies!
 My mate made me another stretcher bar frame and I ordered linen and sizing. I also ordered some different brushes to try and two new colors to add to my plein air and seascape painting palette. I am trying Rembrandt brand greenish umber and green earth. The next painting will have a seascape in it as well as a still life of sorts. Notice I say "ordered"? Living in a relatively isolated area means most of my supplies are ordered online.
This week I will be busy stretching canvas, getting a few paintings framed and ready to submit to a local art show, and working on compositions. Evenings and weekends will be spent playing music with Sedona Fire and practicing my cello. It makes for a lovely full life! 

1 comment:

Theresa said...

OMGosh, that painting is coming to life. It looks to me like you've gotten a ton done on it.
I know what you mean about summer. So many things to chose from to do and at least here, we've had a pretty nice cool summer so far.

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