Saturday, December 06, 2008

On the rocks - update

On the Rocks - update
oils 9 x 6
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I've had a really hectic day and it doesn't feel like Saturday at all. I had a board meeting all morning followed by a luncheon, then shopping, feeding my mother's cats as she's in hospital, more shopping then home finally at 5.

I managed a 20 minute snooze on the sofa before packing up some pieces for an exhibition tomorrow. And of course, one of the frames I intended to use was broken. Why do these things happen just before an exhibition? I rummaged around and finally found a suitable one and now have the paintings packed up in my portfolio, ready to go in the morning. Lately it seems that weekends are a thing of the past, as I'm busier than ever.

Meanwhile I'm doing a little more work on the painting I started last night. I just can't get a decent photo in artificial light and it always seems to be dark lately! The photo of the piece on the easel is taken with a flash, so the colours are a bit bright. Without the flash, they're too dull and no tweaking on Photoshop seems to make them turn out the way I want, so I'll leave it for now and take some more photos in natural light tomorrow.

I make my debut on Watermarks tomorrow (December 7th). If you haven't visited this new blog, you're missing a treat. Nine artists from around the world are making art out of water. Intrigued? Wander over and have a look. I promise you'll be impressed.


Anita said...

This is coming along nicely, Jeanette.
Good luck with the exhibition tomorrow.
And yes weekends for me are busier than my weeks it seems. I get up incredibly early just to get everything done and get a serious amount of artwork done.

~Gina Cuff said...

Hi Jeanette,

I love how this piece is looking, very soft. Good luck today at the exhibition!

Sydney Harper said...

This is looking good. I like it! Good luck with the exhibition.

Everything I have to put off during the week gets pushed to the weekends. So there's never enough time on the weekends.