Crate on Chair
This chair painting is finished, and I have to say I don't like the way the checked cloth turned out, but live and learn. My intention is to have a series of chair paintings. All done in colored pencil, of course. They will all be the same size. I'm thinking I'll do six, so since two are done, I need to do four more. The first one I did was much larger, 20x16.
8x10I've given some thought to the good advice my new friend Susan Carlin gave me in my last post. She told me to save my money, not worry about going to an art school, and just paint every day. She guarantees that practicing every day will greatly improve my skills in a year. I do try to draw every day, but the control I have with colored pencils is very different from holding a brush and choosing colors to blend. I get so frustrated with a brush! But she's right. Practice makes perfect, or almost. So this is my try for today. I limited my palette so I wouldn't confuse myself. This took about 40 minutes and I thought it was a good place to stop and eat some ice cream.