|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
W A T E R C O L O R S
Notes from the Deckle Edge
It's lunchtime and I thought I had better post while I had the chance. Looks like I will be painting well into the evening. It has gone very slowly this morning with numerous interruptions. So this is it until tomorrow. Back to my brushes.
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." - Mother Teresa
Painted eight hours again yesterday on this painting. Again, only I can see the difference. But I'm about to finish the top half and feel good about it. I'm looking forward to starting the second of this series. I'm confident they will both finish up well and compliment each other. Back to my brushes.
"I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum." - Frances Willard
Worked on an eight inch square portion of this painting today...12 hours. Layering takes too long. I like getting in and getting out. But, sometimes it can't be helped. Just the best choice for the effect I've visualized. My eyes are blurry an d dry so I'll try again tomorrow. Back to my brushes.
"In the theater, the audience wants to be surprised, but by things that they expect." - Tristan Bernard
Worked on two sections of this painting today. I doubt you could even tell I'd done anything even though I painted 8 hours today. It is the little details that pull it together, and take so much time. I have already named it ..."Revolution". Back to my brushes.
"I'm not buddy -buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog." - Whitey Herzog
Painted eleven hours today. Except for one glitch, whereupon I issued forth some very salty language, going well. Back to my brushes.
" He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and error." - Thomas Jefferson
Well I've done something to my left hand/wrist and can barely move it without causing intense pain. Makes for a difficult time painting. Slowing me down some on this latest work. Back to my brushes.
"Getting good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part." - Casey Stengel
There are certain subject matters that I love to include in my work. Besides ladders, metal objects, wood, and rope; I like to throw in a spigot or valve handle. These symbolic images are my favorites. If I happen to find one I try to use it at some point. My newest piece includes five. This is of course no surprise, just look at my homepage. Having a lot of fun painting it. Back to my brushes.
"The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off." - Abe Lemons
Final days of the AWS traveling exhibit before it moves to the next venue. Hope everyone there has had a chance to see it many times. Must say, very excited to have it coming so close to my part of the country next.
Yesterday was busy. Completed two paintings! Hooray! They are both a departure from my favorite subject, but I am very pleased with the outcome of the one entitled "Hear the Tiny Echo" . The title is a worked around a theme: Hear, a synonym for understanding; and "Echo" a homophone for eco . Always fun to play around with a title. Back to my brushes.
"Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster." - Joe Adcock
This painting is almost entirely painted....with a toothpick. I guess that is why it is taking so long. Back to my toothpick.
"More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you've been bad and good. " - Linda Sunshine
So nice to have my brushes in my hand again. Painted all afternoon and into the evening. Had to stop about 9:30 p.m. My eyes were playing tricks on me. Had hoped to finish this today, but maybe tomorrow if I get up early. Back to my brushes - tomorrow.
"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it." - Cullen Hightower
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