Sunday, November 02, 2008

Progress: Number One

The Kiss
Acrylic - 5 x 7
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I haven't been outside the door for two days. The weekend has whipped past and every minute's been filled with something. It will almost be good to go back to work to slow down in some ways!

With a full time job I try to pack so very much into a weekend - too much usually - and it can turn what should be a relaxing couple of days off into something stressful. But I did make progress this weekend.

The flooring is 99% complete in the new studio and I can start sorting and moving my art supplies into the new space over the next couple of days - well, nights. So that's #1 on my list coming to fruition. I'll say that by the end of the week or before, I'll be up and running in the new space and able to make some real progress on projects that are in my head and on bits of paper scattered over my drafting table. Photos will be shown, I promise.

The fall back in time of an hour went unnoticed by me this morning as my bodyclock ensured I was up at 6, even if the clock said it was 5. That gave me some extra time to work on the little painting of the puppies. I persevered with the acrylics and have decided that I prefer oils, even if the clean up is not as simple. I could not

I couldn't get a decent photo of this painting today, even with tweaking on Photoshop, so this is about as good as it gets right now. Thanks Maggie for letting me use a great reference photo to paint!


Marsha Robinett said...

Love your 'Puppy Kisses' painting. Such a sweet pose, it brought back memories of when I use to raise Standard Schnauzers. There's nothing sweeter than puppy kisses.

I can fee your excitement about the new studio. I adopted the second bedroom several years ago and can't imagine life with out 'my own space'...and I live by myself! Figure that one out.

I'm going to be anxious to see pictures.

Jeanette said...

Yes, I keep thinking of puppies lately, not having any dog around. But I can't have another dog unfortunately.

I can't wait to get into my new space. My old one has barely enough room for me to turn around in now.