|L. S. Eldridge|
L. S. Eldridge
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Notes from the Deckle Edge
Painted for seven hours yesterday. Why is it that some paintings are so challenging and fun that you don't want to put your brushes down, and others become a chore? I suppose it could be the subject matter or how well the painting is going. This is one of those paintings that I'm not sure anyone will like but me. I don't care, I'm having a blast painting it.
I took two paintings to the framer yesterday. It seems that I always choose one of three frames and I rarely change mats. Doesn't matter what the subject matter is in the painting. Same frames. Same mat. It is a puzzle why it takes me so long while I'm there. It really comes down to four things: Do I want the frame to disappear; Do I want a silver, silver, or silver frame; Do I want a white, white, or white mat; Do I want an 8-ply single or a double mat; and plexiglass please. Yet I agonize over each decision. It takes me forever to choose. Luckily my framer has patience and a sense of humor.
Really enjoyed Robert Skagg's (Chicago Institute of Art) exhibition last Saturday. My favorite was his fall watercolor. The music was really enjoyable. It was a piano piece using his paintings as inspiration. There was also jazz before and after that was fantastic. All in all a very nice evening.
Weather is beautiful today so - back to my brushes.
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." - George Bernard Shaw
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