Friday, March 31, 2006
Underpainting Day, Maybe
Row of Peonies, 2005, Oil on Panel, 5x7
Normally, I start new work on Fridays. I do the underpaintings in oil and they usually need a few days (more if it's humid) to dry before I can start with the glazes. So I do them on Fridays and they dry over the weekend while I am out partying. heh. If I have something else scheduled for Friday, which I try not to do, I shuffle things around and do the underpaintings on Thursdays. Alas, yesterday I didn't check the family's MASTER CALENDAR and therefore didn't see that the kids have today off from school. Arrgghh! I may let them watch tv, although usually they are not allowed to watch it on the weekdays, school or no school. Sometimes bribery has its place however. So it's possible that I might be able to get a few underpaintings done, but, more than likely, I will be interrupted by tattle tales and arguments over who has more space on the sofa or distracted by the sounds of Sponge Bob. I usually prefer to stick to my schedule as that helps me to be so productive, but I am not exactly the rigid type either. If I have to wait until Monday to do the underpaintings, I can use the drying days to work on other things, like drawing, which I never seem to have enough time for, or taxes.
Ok, so now that the fascinating topic of my painting schedule has concluded, I wanted to mention that Enderlin Gallery is having an opening reception for "Flowers" a group show which includes about five of my paintings. The reception is from 2-5pm and Doug and I will be there on the early side. We plan to leave around 3 or 4pm and drive down to Woodstock, which is my very favorite place, and hang out and have dinner. So we are looking forward to that. Anyway, if any of my 4 readers out there are near Roxbury come by and say hi.
I'll be the one in pink, uh, I mean black.