|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
Yes, my new palette arrived and it is wonderful. I actually think the redesign is more functional. I have been working like a dog on this current painting and finished it yesterday. I have another that is stretched but still drying, so I am chomping at the bit to get started on it. But with the holiday this week I may not have time. Strike that. I'll make time. I finally added two new documentary reviews, but only one is rated. I'm going to watch the short one again before making a decision. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday. Safe travels. Back to my brushes.
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
So, I ordered a replacement palette for the one that got broken, but was sent the wrong palette by mistake. Human error, things happen. I've been waiting for the right palette to show up, but was contacted this morning and told Mijello doesn't make that palette anymore. The replacement has less wells, but is made the same way. Disappointing since the last thing I need is less wells on my palette, but I'm going with the replacement which is the "Perfect Color" palette. It's been a journey.
I have been using the broken palette until the new one arrives. I'm getting right tired of doing this I can tell you. But on the upside this painting is just a treat for the eyes. Really, I'm just in love with it. I've been working relentlessly trying to get it finished and am working well into the nights. I'll get those two new documentary reviews up soon. Back to my brushes.
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." - Robert Louis Stevenson
So I have continued on with this painting and except for the broken palette, I am having a great time. I use part of the broken palette on this side and part on the other side. I have developed a hunt-and-peck method for locating where I placed paint colors. It's not optimal to say the least, but you do what you gotta do. The painting is coming along nicely and I have set a completely unreasonable deadline for finishing. Only painted for nine hours today. The time change is not working to my favor..and I am not a morning person. …How long till summer? I have watched two more art documentaries and will add the reviews soon. Back to my brushes.
"He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose." - G. E. Lessing
Today I started painting early in order to get the natural light, but had an unexpected visitor and had to stop and move things so we could all sit around and talk. Unfortunately my spouse accidentally hit the bottom of my palette and it went flying. It landed on the floor and paint was left all over that side of the room, and my palette was broken. It was a Mijello bulletproof palette. Well, it's not tile proof. I really like this palette and it works for me. So no more painting today. My parents stopped by on their way home and that was a wonderful end to the day. Back to my brushes.
"One of the attractive things about flowers is their beautiful reserve." - Henry David Thoreau
All right, I was ready to begin, but then I got bogged down going through my art stash. I needed to replace a tube of paint, but the formula had changed. I do hate investing in something that I'm not sure I'll like but there is really no alternative but to begin the hunt. On the bright side it is an opportunity to learn and thus improve. My cousin is visiting so I'm going to cut this short. Back to my brushes.
"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" - Oscar Wilde
I began a new piece today. Is it the piece I had planned. No. I put that off till…I don't know, perhaps after the holidays. See, I already have anxiety about it. So it was a good idea to do something fun instead. A continuation of a series. Spent an enjoyable afternoon yesterday at the State of the Art exhibit with family that was visiting for the day. My guests said it felt like a throwback to the 70's. Day with family = priceless.
I've added another art documentary review. Back to my brushes.
"If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween." - Douglas Coupland
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