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