I missed posting last week but did finish a 16 x 20 inch painting I will show you soon.
Today I wanted to share with you my purchase of a new palette! This may not seem like a big deal, it IS just a 10 inch slab of unfinished wood… BUT this is only my second palette ever. EVER. Other than the big glass table-top I used in university. I was a bit reluctant to give up my trusty old palette, but my aversion to spending hours scraping it clean got the best of me and I decided to move on. heh.
So here is proof of new palette in front of new big canvas (don’t I look amused?):
And here is the very first stages of a new painting with my new palette. Oh so fresh!
The photograph I’m using for reference I took when I was 13 and had a summer job babysitting a boy and his cats.
Random memory: we ate a lot of Cambell’s chunky soup that summer… Something else we did was put pop* cans in the freezer (we timed this meticulously so that they wouldn’t explode) until they were a nice slushy consistency, cut the tops off (I did this part so Junior** wouldn’t hurt himself) then ate the home-made slushies with spoons. We thought we were geniuses.
*”pop,” for my US friends, is what you call “soda” in the US, or “cokes” in some of the southern states.
**fake name to protect identity and inevitable punishment from parental units