On Saturday afternoon, I drove to Jen’s place for our painting lesson. She showed me how to stretch my own canvas and gave me my very own glass palette! Yay!:
If I knew how much easier it is to clean dried paint off these than the stupid plastic ones, I would have got one a looong time ago! We continued on the grey scale work and I began painting my portrait in various shades of grey. I was so focused on the whites and greys that I didn’t realize the time! It was 7:00pm! Our session went by so fast! Although it probably didn’t help that before our lesson and during our break, I blabbed my crazy face off! Poor Jen and her beau. I really should watch my tendency to ramble!
Anyways, my homework will be finishing my portrait in three tones and one in all tones. Next week-Colours! Yay!
On Sunday, after trying to discern the shades on my second self portrait in my dark art room, I finally said: “Nuts to this!” and zoomed over to Wallacks for a proper artist lamp.
And $113 later, voila!:
Nice eh? Just clear, neutral UV light. I’m thinking of shining it in my face come winter-time, when my skin turns fluorescent albino and the snow/ice/wind/lack of sunlight makes me want to sleep until April! 😉
Normally, I don’t usually spend this kind of money on things, but it was very necessary for my painting, and one magical day when I have a nice chunk of change saved up for a nice digital SLR, it will come in handy for that too!