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The Story of "Two Candles"

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Re-Learning

 

This being the month of February, I woke up excited today because it begins my month of painting cards! After a month of programming, I can turn loose on painting itself - woo hoo! Color me jazzed...

I also got my card stock today, so I can even print the cards as I go in their actual finished size. Outstanding. I'm twice as jazzed.

So I set out tonight on what I know will be a difficult painting: two candles burning next to one another. Acrylics don't lend themselves well to blending, and this one will be all about blending. No problem. Jump in and go.

Except that I forgot that when I'm away from painting for so long, I come back to it painting like a 5th grader. And I mean no disrespect to 5th graders, who are no doubt better than I am after a month of left-brained thinking.

So at 11 PM, after frutstrating myself for a couple of hours, I started over. And to my great relief, I remember again. It's all about seeing and not making assumptions.

Blend! I can rest more easily now.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/2/2006 1:19:34 AM
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Candles 2.0

 

With Bach as accompaniment, I'm redoing the candles from last night's travesty. This is a better effort. I've got one candle pretty close to being done, and I'm ready to start the next one. But I wanted to take a break and thought I'd capture it in a picture before I walk about the house.

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/2/2006 8:33:36 PM
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Candles (Done)

 

I used a TON of dioxazine purple on this one. That was kind of fun. But that's the first card of the month. Lots more to follow...

 

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by Brett Rogers, 2/3/2006 1:44:17 AM
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