|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
W A T E R C O L O R S
Notes from the Deckle Edge
Fever, wicked cough. I hurt all over. Ugh. You carry on though…I'll try and catch up.
I developed a fever and cough yesterday afternoon. Just concentrating on staying hydrated through the chills today. No quote. No brushes.
I'll be painting the rest of the day. If you are in Little Rock this coming Friday (Valentine's Day), be sure and join the Friday Night Art Walk and visit the Mid-Southern Watercolorist's 44th Exhibition Opening Reception at the Historic Arkansas Museum. Hopefully the weather will cooperate. Back to my brushes.
"All the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness." - Mark Kennedy
Worked for eight hours today on this painting. It's coming along. I got an e-mail from AWS today that began "Dear Signature Member,…" Gotta say, like the way that sounds. Back to my brushes.
"Achievement results from work realizing ambition." - Adam Ant
Fleshing out sections of this painting today. After painting for ten hours yesterday, I didn't get a chance to watch the documentary as I had planned. Instead I ate a late dinner and watched a mystery. Good light today, but it is really cold - 10 degrees. My fingers are stiff. Back to my brushes.
"The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it." - Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Oddest thing, I woke up this morning completely under the covers - head and all. Started earlier than usual this morning. Seven degrees outside, so I have a heater at my feet. I sit very close to the window to paint so it's a little chilly. My fingers are still cold. Continuing with this painting on the 260lb. paper and it is coming along nicely. It is blocked-in, so I can stop for a quick snack, drink, and post. Tried to watch a new documentary last night. It was so engaging…I fell asleep. I'll try again when the sun goes down today. Don't know why I had that enormous jump in my stats yesterday, but thanks for visiting my site. I wish I was more entertaining. Back to my brushes.
"Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender." - Mary Buckley
I spent the afternoon painting, but didn't like the results. 300 lb. paper just wasn't cutting it with this subject matter, so I have switched to 260 lb. and will try again. Ugh, 10 hours down the drain. It's not all wine and roses in the art world my friends. I'll paint something on the back of the other piece, so I can still count it as not wasting paper. Perhaps I will play a little and see what happens…after I finish this deadline work. Sorry, won't have time to post again today. Back to my brushes.
"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." - Zig Ziglar
I will be drawing and starting this new painting today, bit of a deadline, so this will be my only post today. I do like a challenge. Back to my brushes.
"Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing." - Tim Cahill
Home from a road trip just in time for a little snow. Painting was delivered in New York on Friday. It did cross my mind that another winter weather event might keep it from getting there in time, but luckily I caught a window. Apparently the football event didn't hamper the delivery either. Back to my brushes.
"How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else." - R. Buckminster Fuller
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