That said, this piece is actually quite difficult to paint. I hadn't realized it would be so difficult, but doing two hands and two feet is pretty hard. I've also had some trouble deciding what color to go with - more purple or green. I've decided on going towards green, so now I have to re-tint the hands - not as easy as putting a filter over it or sliding a bar like you can do in Photoshop!
Here's my progress for Friday:
Yesterday evening we went to a party celebrating the marriage of some friends of ours. It was quite wonderful! One thing I enjoyed a lot was meeting some new people - friends of friends are such often amazing people to get to know! A lovely coincidence was having the chance to meet Slash Coleman with whom I've been friends on Facebook for a while. I saw him out of the corner of my eye talking to someone else. I did a double take and thought it must be him so a bit later I went up and asked. I said, "Slash?" He looked at me and recognition dawned in his eyes. I said, "Susan Singer." "Susan Singer! Hi!" We hugged each other and laughed at the recognition and fondness we felt after our email exchanges and the oddness of meeting in person after being somewhat acquainted but only through cyberspace. Immediately I explained to the other people at the table (who were looking at us with curiosity) that we knew each other from Facebook but hadn't met before... Facebook is a strange phenomenon, but I think I like it! We ended up talking for quite a while, sharing ideas about art and creating and following ones passion. It was wonderful!
The night before, Chris and I had gone to Ashland Coffee and Tea to hear BJ Kocen and the Gobstoppers. BJ is someone else I'd friended on Facebook then met in person a few days before. It is so interesting to get a sense of people on Facebook then to see them and talk to them in person! I loved the music his band played. He has a great stage persona - really friendly and informal - and the songs were mostly ones I knew and liked. It was the first time I'd been to hear live music in a setting like that. It won't be the last! Such a great evening!
Next studio day will probably be Monday when I'll be painting with a friend, Adele. She and I will each start a painting then switch to working on each other's. It's a great way to mix things up and get looser. I really admire Adele's work and love talking to her, so it promises to be a lot of fun! In the afternoon I'll most likely get back to work on my other piece.
In the meantime, today is my older son's birthday - 23 years old! - and we'll be doing the family celebration tomorrow. Can't imagine why he didn't want to celebrate with his family today!