whew! got the initial sketch-in done for the rookiepainter challenge (due the 19th!). this is how i cropped the picture for this month:
it took me 2 hours - & i'm exhausted! (hmmm . . . wonder if i could figure out how to paint laying down instead of sitting?!!) so i will just post the final initial sketch-in i did, and, hopefully tomorrow, i can post a few more pics & talk more about the process i went thru to get here:
this was a really interesting experience! first there's my usual trepidation about starting a painting (the way i put it in a twitter post was, "have to stop thinking of the blank canvas as sacred space whose purity i'll mar with a single stroke!"). then there was knowing that i wanted to post this stage - before i know what the final painting will look like! all those fears . . . what if i can't do it? what if it comes out terrible? etc etc!
but i just decided that the best way to learn - and for me to demonstrate learning - is to, well, just do it & see what happens!
thanks for checking in - take care!