Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Goals for next week

I know, I know, I'm not getting anything accomplished. Well, I met with an artist friend of mine today, Ginger, and, as always, she inspired me to push through and get moving. She suggested that we set some weekly goals and try to hold each other accountable. Here are my goals for the next week - this is more for myself than for any curious readers out there. Maybe if I put this in a public forum I'll be more likely to stick to it. This evening I did apply another coat of Fixall to my exterior wall in preparation for my mural - had to finally come in because it got dark and I need to buy more Fixall. I will post photos when I finally complete that step.

Goals for next week (I have several but some are easy):

1) Finish Fixall-ing wall

2) Finalize full-size sketch for painting (for the Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society Annual Show "Linear Visions")

3) Buy mat for #2 above (already have the frame)

4) Spray (fixative) Mom's Yupo painting so I can give it to her next week.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Santa Clara University - Plein Air

One of the last days of freedom before school starts, my daughter and I met my plein air group to paint near the mission at Santa Clara University. It is such a beautiful campus and the weather and company were wonderful. As I often do, I returned home to add a little pen & ink to my watercolor efforts.