Painting Category

Sabbatical Log: Day 17

Yoga? yes. Drawn out morning making poor use but arguably still productive overall use of my time? Yes. Studio time was concentrated on one painting that may be done or close to done. I have to sleep on that decision almost always. Here’s today’s studio shot. This post and photos are created from my smartphone […]

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Sabbatical Log: Day 16

Today I did a yoga video I haven’t done in awhile. In the past it has left me confused, frustrated and overly exerted. Today I was still a little confused, but I got it and I flipped my dog for the first time in quite some time. Usually the instructor in various videos starts going […]

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Sabbatical Log: Day 15

I mentioned I slept in? Do not worry my working friends I cherished the sleeping in remembering all the other days I groaned out of bed to work compromised by the nights activities. Life! I drank my coffee while going through all my source photos and adjusting to greyscale and contrasts and printing them out. […]

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Sabbatical Day 8

So I’ve blown off working out for two days in a row. No excuses tomorrow morning. I’m putting that out on the blogosphere. I’ve been better on the art front. Painted base coats and patterns on surfaces. My dad and I did round 2 on the still life. We both did worse, but I’m going […]

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Sabbatical Day 7: Home. Home on the range.

I’m listening to a freight train in the background as I type this and I just heard my dad clear his throat in the next room. I am in the new master bedroom above the new garage. It is bigger than most of my past apartments and far more comfortable. It is the house my dad […]

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Sabbatical Day 6: my bike gets some air

Today I had a lot of correspondence to send. If I was a lady in the 19th century, I’d have sat in my dressing gown at my desk in the drawing room writing notes sealed in wax and then gone out leaving my calling card amongst society. Instead I sat in my sweaty yoga clothes […]

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Sabbatical Day 5

I finished another painting redo and took photos of the other redos that have been done for some time. Here’s a little parade of the redos: No before pic on this one. Lost in the ether. I also finished a tube of paint in the most satisfying way. I’ve had to toss a few tubes […]

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Sabbatical Day 4: My BFF schools me

Yesterday I finished a revised painting. When i got settled into my studio several months ago I found I had several paintings that could be pushed further.  I also hung up paintings I think are done. Some of them are becoming less done as I work. Anyhow, this is the older version. This is the completed […]

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Sabbatical: Day 2

Oh man. Walking 4 miles round trip and yoga everyday is taking some adjustment. I am sore and it’s only Tuesday. In my defense it was an active weekend. Anyhow it was sunny and I’m working out how to stay in the sun on my way to and from the studio. I’m really enjoying the […]

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Sabbatical Day 1

Last week was a series of stress and joy. I spent the weekend as I normally spend a weekend. But today instead of my work routine I woke up without an alarm and did some yoga. Drank some coffee and farted around feeling pent up in a “I want to do everything at once sort […]

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