I woke up this morning at 7:00 with a pounding headache [could have been from the 3 Mike’s Hard Lemonade’s I had last night, but I’m thinking it was more the changing weather]. Hubby brought me some aspirin and about an hour later I leaped out of bed and announced “I’m creating art today!” and hubby was like “um… OK?” and I got the girl cave set up to paint by taping down some contractor paper:
Then I dragged out the 6 11×14″ canvas boards that – 10 years ago [!!!] – I drew a large tree on. I finally felt inspired to work on it. I’d always planned to paint 3 of the 6 panels in night-time colors, and the other 3 in day-time colors. When hung together they’ll form one image:
I started with the night-time colors, so I painted the tree black on 3 of the panels:
Then added some night-time background color and some shading on the trees:
Here’s a closeup of each:
Not done with the 3rd one yet, but almost. After 6 hours of painting I was too exhausted to continue.
Here’s how messy I am when I paint:
That would be my knee in the 2nd pic, which I was using to mix paint on…