It's Friday. 5 Days. 5 pieces of art. 5 days of tired eyes. I took so much longer on this drawing than on the 4 before this. I kept thinking "she's complicated". I'm sure any one who knows her would agree, however in this context it's that the drawing is complicated. Maybe I made it too complicated. But that's the decision I made today. I wanted to spend as much time as I needed to in order to make sure I got it as close to "right" as I could get. I am sure I can spend more time on it but right now my eyes are so very tired. If you've ever sat and worked at a computer all day long and after many hours things start to get blurry, we'll that happens when you draw or paint for an extended period of time, too. I know that I will look at it in the morning with fresh eyes and see it differently. This often happens. I can see things now as I'm posting this image that I need to change. Like I said, she's complicated!
As for the weekend, well, I might not be able to draw or paint. It's a travel weekend for me and it's up in the air whether I'll have time to do any art. One of the things I set out when planning this challenge is the time I set aside for my family. I intend to leave my weekends as no art days unless all is quiet and I get some bonus time I want to spend in the studio.
So, by the end of the month, I may or may not have 30 finished paintings. I'm good with that.
And So I Stood Here All Along
Original Oil Painting on Raymar Linen Panel
12" x 12", painting size
13.75" x 13.75", framed size
PLEASE NOTE: This painting is currently a part of a juried exhibition through May 3rd. Please contact me directly if you are interested in purchasing this painting.
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Nanci Charpentier © 2019
Painting dogs, children, trees, clouds, roads, flowers, flowers, and more flowers all in hot southern Louisiana!