Friday, September 22, 2006

Day 4

Unexpected Morning:

A mixture of disappointment and relief came when I realized at 6:30 that I was going to be able to sleep in today, but it was at the expense of not being able to complete one of the paintings.

Heavy fog with no sun stuck around until about 10 am. It was beautiful. By the time the sun came out (which I am happy that it was out, today) it would have been too late and in the wrong spot to work on the South cabin that I started yesterday morning.

I decided to paint the camp’s beautiful dining hall, however I had to wait to begin until competition time was over for the campers. So my morning was very restful and helped me focus when it came time to paint.

I was satisfied with the amount of paintings that will be completed (if not this week, then later in my studio), so my thought was that two days could be devoted to the dining hall – as it is a much more complex subject. I began painting late morning much to my intimidation.

Here is the progression.

It seems quite pastel in color, and that was not my intention. Working wet into wet is quite a challenge. Hopefully tomorrow I can scrape down some parts to add darker pigment. I am just happy that it looks like the building is structurally sound. I was wondering for a while how that part of it would turn out as this is my first time attempting a building. (other than the simple cabins)

Here is a little friend of mine that stuck around pretty much all day. When I first saw him, he was in with the red paint – blended in quite nicely. He continued to walk on the table for hours – cute little guy.

Sometime tomorrow my husband is coming to get me. I can’t wait to see him. But I have one more full day of work left. We are getting excited talking about auctioning the paintings off – figuring out the best way to promote them, etc. I hope lots of money can be brought in for the camp.

I may not be able to tell you what happens tomorrow until Monday as I will be traveling tomorrow evening. But keep checking. For those of you who have been watching this unfold, thank you, it’s been fun putting this up each day. Let me know what you think. Any advice for my last New Life Island painting?

Good evening,