A measure? No, honey you need to take ALL of the responsibility for all of this. You screwed up to begin with, and just kept screwing up all the way along, dragging me along with you.
But, the silver lining is that she isnt a regular in my life, so I hope to be able to avoid her from now on. God knows Ive now been warned.
Okay, now Ive vented. On to the art stuff.
Item number one on my Stuff To Paint By The End Of The Year list, a piece for next months Poppies show on EBSQart.com, is underway. Not very far underway, but it has pulled away from the dock. Ive got my canvas prepped and a bunch of reference photos lined up. Im still trying to decide between acrylic and oil, but Im leaning toward a gradual buildup of very thin acrylic washes. Actually, watercolor isnt totally out of the running, either. But acrylic is where Ill start.
In going over The List, I noticed a couple of potential problems. Maybe not problems, exactly, but things that might do with a re-think. For instance, the November show Im looking at is called, Classic Mythology in Contemporary Fantasy Art, but it has a little note saying, this is a media/genre specific show. And then thats it no more information beyond that. Now, my assumption is that in this case were talking about a genre-specific show, rather than a media-specific show, but I could be wrong. And theres nothing on EBSQ to fill me in. So, I will just plug along and do a nice painting and put it up in the show and if they dont like it, they can ask me to take it down.
Im hoping for an afternoon thunderstorm to drop the temperature so that I can spend some time painting tonight without cooking. That south-facing wall/window combo in the studio is a killer in the summer.