Tuesday, September 9, 2008

. . . painted, read, slept

I spent my birthday doing whatever I wanted. . . so I painted a while, took a nap, painted some more, and read a lot. It was a cold rainy day, very atypical of Kansas in September. Just the kind of day made for indoor activities, or in my case, nonactivities.
The above painting got finished yesterday. It is of course based on one of my photographs, and it's about 30 x 30. I tried a crackling technique on the top part of it, and it worked out pretty well. The white may need a bit of toning down. . .
The next few paintings I do are going to be small and experimental. . . I have something in mind, and I want to try it out before I commit large amounts of canvas to it. I'm excited at the prospect of trying something new.
I may have to go to Zip's store today to paint furniture. I have almost decided it is not financially advantageous to continue to do this. . . it would be different if I truly enjoyed painting furniture. . . I'm still weighing the pros and cons.


Gina said...

Hi Mary,
What a great way to spend a birthday!! Love your new painting here.

Mary Buek said...

Thanks, Gina, it was definitely a quiet day.

seth said...

This is such a special painting. The color combination and the texture are fantastic.