Last Updated When?
I went to check out my About NCD page, since it’s been ages since I looked at it, and lo! I did direly need to update it. The self-description is now cut down (yes, that’s cut down. :/), and my newer activities have been added.
One of those is a casual mention that I was taking an oil painting class this fall. Did I ever mention that here? No?
I really wanted to take the drawing class (and anyone who has seen my non-digital, non-tree sketch work would agree that I really really need to), but it was on Wednesdays when I had something else going on. So, oil painting class on Tuesdays it was. It turned out to be, as I feared, about 80% older folks who have been taking this “class” for years with the result that it was essentially just studio time and basically no actual instruction.
Because I Could
After a couple awkward starts (one of which was a mandala I will eventually finish), one day I just plain forgot my working canvas and only had on hand a tiny 3″x3″ canvas. Fine. I’ll use that. And I’ll look through my gallery of images on my phone until I find something I can use as a reference image. Hey, this looks good!
This is a small bowl of cherry tomatoes I picked in our garden. It’s under artificial light in the dining room. Maybe not the best photo ever, but I had it on hand at a moment I needed it.
Here’s the final result (though I need to fix a smudge and sign it):
The background here is a shawl made for me by a friend. Sorry – the flash washed everything out a bit. Ah well.