The dinner I fixed tonight was more elaborate than any I had fixed in a while. Orange garlic chicken in the crock pot; bangers and mash with onion gravy; and irish soda bread. I managed to have it all ready at pretty much the same time, too.
It all came out pretty good. The bangers and mash were a little bland, but salt helped. A Guinness would have gone great with it all, but I didn't want to spend money on beer.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
|Sylvia Street, Germantown|
This is an oil painting I started about five years ago, and only had it at the underpainting stage before I put it on a shelf in the garage and forgot about it. I didn't much like how it was coming along. Finally, a few weeks ago, I pulled it out and used a painting knife to complete it. It's one of my only knife paintings, and I like the result. It was, for me, pretty experimental, since I don't have much experience with painting knives. It was certainly different than the detailed pen and ink work I usually work on, and I want to do more soon.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
This is a plein air (mostly...) that I just finished. The weather was cold on Friday morning, but forecast to warm quickly, so I got gear together and went out to the Parklands at about noon. It was a great day to be out, though windy.
I used a limited palette: Ivory black, titanium white, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, burnt umber, and cerulean blue.
I finished most of this on-site, but did a little fine-tuning and touching up when I got home.