Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Too long

Life has been getting in the way but some events lately have made me rethink my life and that it is time to get back to work artwise.

I did join in and do the portrait swap on WetCanvas this month which was a nice break. I hope my partner, Sonja, likes what I did when she receives her portrait next month (mail willing!)

Started a large piece today in charcoal of the doorway in the last post - starting with a medium ground and erasing back to lights and adding in the darkest darks. Having trouble with the paper which I don't like at all. I hope its just a case of getting used to it as it cost a fortune and I have 24 more sheets of it.

'Pain is temporary, quitting lasts for ever.'
- Lance Armstrong, 5 time Winner of Tour De France


Katherine said...

Having something you don't like is a great excuse for trying out all sorts of experiments for licking it into shape and something you do like!

Glad to have you back again - and looking forward to your drawings

Mary said...

Anita, you will do marvelous things on that paper with the art skills you have. I'm looking forward to seeing those.

Billie Crain said...

Anita, good to hear you'll be back in action. i missed you!:( i know you'll tackle the paper problem. i didn't like Stonehenge paper when i first tried it. now we've made friends.

MrsSnowy said...

Absolutely TOO LONG! I was worried you'd wandered off into the desert. Very much looking forward to more of your wonderful paintings and sketches.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Life always does get in the way and its easy to let it push you into areas you don't want to go.

I saw the portrait that you did in WC and its stunning. Your talent isn't rusty that's for sure.

Anita said...

Thank you everyone. I am getting to grips with the paper and the charcoal. Its definitely a learning curve! Its great to be back in the swing of creating again.

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