Preparing this painting for Day 5 took a special kind of patience. When doing a 30 in 30, I always paint at least a day ahead. It’s just too much stress to actually give myself the deadline of putting up one by the end of the day.
So yesterday, I sat down at the studio to paint. I had Yellow Bird and Knuckles going on a Safari in mind. So I started out and it was going great, but I was using watercolor paper and pretty soon the jungle started looking pretty muddy and Knuckles changed color three times. So just before leaving the studio, I took out the gesso and before I knew it, all I had left of the first painting was a bit of Knuckles and the Yellow Bird. I decided, I’d redo the whole thing on a canvas panel this afternoon at the condo….
Ha…!!! Bugsy and Knuckles decided to make it a painting challenge of their own.
I was just about finished when Knuckles took a dive onto the painting board and flipped it. Unfortunately, my glass of dirty painting water was on the board. It flew into the air and the green/brown water rained down on all of us.. Luckily, I snatched the painting to safety. And so ends my painting at home unless I lock myself in the bathroom.
So today, I present the “Safari” for your viewing pleasure. Wish I had taken pics of the chaos, but things just happened too quickly.
Have a great Friday….
hugs, HH (Lou)