Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Isn't it funny how some days the paint flows with ease, and other days, it seems to have a mind of its own and doesn't cooperate? Yesterday was like that for me. I took the day off to get to some appointments, which, unfortunately were also stubbornly difficult, and found that despite the 'time' to play, the day just wouldn't cooperate! LOL Oh well, at least I got the weeds taken care of ...!
I have this wonderful double hibiscus that has almost completed its blooming and I thought I'd try to catch it in paint - but without my usual pencil sketch under it, AND an attempt to paint it loosely. I added some of my ornamental grasses, also blooming to give it a bit of background. Alas, it didn't turn out quite the way I wanted, those additional petals in the centers really giving me a hard time. I do like the colors -- but the finished work is not one of my favorites. Good thing there's another sheet of paper in my journal! LOL
Off to work an hour earlier today. I've meetings from arrival until dinner - so I hope everyone has a terrific day and I'll catch up as soon as I can. The work-a-thon has begun!