I had a satisfactory day planned where I would paint some grass and poppy seed heads, start a large portrait and draw a local scene.
After a disturbed night’s sleep it wasn’t feeling like such a good idea.
I decided to contact all my current clients and confirm stuff as well as update them.
That meant I could stay in the warm room for longer.
First I checked that a photo I was going to use for reference was suitable. Yes, it was. (I used to think that checking with clients made me sound like I didn’t know what I was doing. )
Then I measured out where to put the next big portrait on the particular size of canvas I had made. Decided to check with the client and sent a photo which included the small portrait I had begun , before they changed their mind and wanted a bigger version.
Now they only want the small one. I am so happy . This week I will have a reasonable amount of work instead of struggling to complete a portrait 4 times bigger than the small one. Hurray!!!
I can easily paint something else on the big canvas….when I eventually have some free time.
I was so cheered up and relieved that I decided to turn on the gas heater and paint some more of the poppy painting.
As it was being such a good morning I sent a photo of the painting as it is so far and then got a message to say that there was no hurry to finish it.
That was great as I am enjoying doing a little bit most days. That way I don’t mess it up by rushing. Bliss!
Decided that after drawing the local scene I would take the day off.
As there is actually nothing to do on a day off I watched 2 short videos on painting realistic portraits in oils. Am now looking forward to getting on with my portrait.
It’s been very cold outside today and it’s supposed to be -5C tomorrow morning.
How much can change in a day.
Wine time now. Done my minimal yoga and updated my photo work diary.