Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Pandemic: I lost. The black disease swept the Middle East on the same turn I found a cure for it, so I lost the game.Monopoly: We played "fast rules" which sped things up pretty well. I came in second out of six.
...a bunch of junk. The best bits, in my opinion, are the three partial metal car toys, including the half of a light blue die cast car.
This was from an 80-year-old back yard. I also found three pennies, all of them 1970s or later.
This was my first metal detecting excursion in a long time. I guess it's been close to a year? I'm not sure.
Friday, March 31, 2017
"Early Spring, Floyds Fork at Seatonville Road," 16 x 20 inches. I finished this today at home after starting it last Friday on site.
I used a limited palette: burnt sienna, ivory black, burnt umber, Naples yellow, red iron oxide, ultramarine blue, titanium white.
I am very happy with the finished product, though this photo didn't pick up some of the subtlety in the tones.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Did some plein air painting last Friday. I used a limited earthtone palette like last time, with a slight change, substituting ultramarine blue for cerulean blue, and adding red iron oxide. The other colors are ivory black, titanium white, Naples yellow, burnt sienna, and burnt umber.
I didn't finish the painting on site, so worked more at home. I still want to work more. It's not resolved yet. Pictures forthcoming.
Red iron oxide is a monster, by the way. It walks up and punches other paint in the face kyst for laughs.