Friday, January 14, 2011
Queen of Hearts update
I added some colour to the Queen of Hearts. Its still not finished but its nearly there. More detail is needed now which is always the most satisfying part of a painting. Knowing when to stop is the challenge. I had heard that a painting is only finished when it is sold. How very true sometimes. Artists tend to add 'just a little more' or 'I'll change this tiny part' and it can go on forever.
This is not destined for sale but I don't think it will become a victim of tweaking. A better image tomorrow, even though I do now have good daylight lighting at last. I'm just not in the right place to use it tonight.
After a record breaking snowfall yesterday and some other challenges, I've gotten lots of aerobic exercise shovelling over the last 24 hours. The weight of the snow on the trees had them laden and bent to the ground with a large branch snapping off across the driveway. Just the thing you want to deal with first thing in the morning, along with knee high snow. I was too tired to take any photos of the very white scenes, but this the dawn view from my dining room of the storm before much snow was down. Just add 35cm of additional snow to that scene.
My January newsletter is complete and on the virtual presses ready for delivery at 12:05am NL time on the 15th which means that many in earlier time zones will receive it before their 15th of the month rolls over. Others will have it waiting for them to digest with breakfast.