Add to the fact that I know it has been a good solid 2 weeks since I have gone out for a walk. I pretty much walk every day in the woods near my home. Even if it is a short walk I still feel like it does wonders to my mental outlook. This weekend it has been so cold that I can't fathom going out for a walk.
I was laying around yesterday and I finally convinced myself that I needed to have my mind engaged to temporarily get myself out of this funk. I find that even if I spend a small amount of time in my studio using my hands to create or focus on something creative that it keeps my mind off of other things.
|A typical view in my studio. It's daylight though; I rarely have the luxury of painting during the day.|
|My walking companion is down and depressed too!|
I scanned her photos on Facebook to come up with some good pictures to work with. Here are a couple:
|Lexie Reference Photo #1|
|Lexie Reference Photo #2|
I am finding that I am having more success working with bad reference photos then I did a few years ago. I actually tried to paint "Lexie"about 6-7 years ago and absolutely *hated* the results. The only thing that I liked was the Persian rug that Lexie was laying on. Hence, I ended up trashing the painting. I ended up choosing Reference Photo #1 to work with.
|I am working on a 6"x6" panel which I glazed with Prussian Blue and then Quinacridone Red|
|The start of my dog portrait|
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