That is what I feel like I did, or did not, accomplish today. On the positive, had a good work out and lunch with the husband...took a decent nap...did catch up on my Project Runways....made a newsletter and emailed that out to my team...as for my art, I guess I got a little bit done, not as much as I wanted.
I wanted to work on the large painting from last night...and I did. Decided to change the colors to purple monochromatic. This piece will go to my friend Giselle when it's complete. I had to figure out a way to paint it with my shoulder still hurting (left shoulder, rotator cuff has started bothering me after painting at the easel for long periods of time) So I decided to paint sitting down on a step stool in front of my piece, turning it upside down rather than life my arm up...still hurts, but not as bad. I should be able to complete this piece in the next day or so, give my shoulder a break.
My cheerleaders have a pre-game photo shoot on Wednesday, and of course we need a bedazzled pumpkin. Of course. I started the pre-painting on that tonight, will add the blue and orange paint, then the glitter, then the other msc. embellishments next.
Completed three fashion illustrations (#s 71-73) I referenced my Harper's Bazzar. (which is tattered, torn, wrinkled and has watercolor drips on the pages, but I think that is a sign of love) In the New York runway section there were some pics from Victoria Beckham's Fall 2012 collection and the contrasting colors caught my eye...so...I drew some of 'em. One thing I have noticed is that if I attempt to draw the full figure on paper smaller than 18x24 I am more likely to distort the figure, I get stressed because I feel like I am running out of room, so I just keep on drawing and hope that I can make it fit, too excited about the actual fashion to care. I need to get over that and concentrate on the composition, making sure I am using the page and focusing on an accurate figure. Well, accurate according to the elongated, Mannerist-like figures in the fashion magazines.
And...still feeling a little like poop. It's worse in the morning and at night. Boo, I don't want to get sick- I have too much to do!!
That being said, I should have probably went to sleep about 2 hours ago. Goodnight!
Artist and Art Teacher