Monday, August 14, 2017
This Little Piggy
Gary said an optometrist told him even with the special glasses being sold, it isn't safe to look at the eclipse. We've decided we won't look at the eclipse while it happens, even though we purchased some of the special glasses. At our age we don't need any unnecessary reduction in eyesight; actually no one does. Better safe than sorry.
While painting I find myself smoothing and blending some of the colors with my fingers like I've done on clay with stains. Later I take a photo to see if I need to make any corrections to the painting. I think I like this little guy; he's painted on oak. When painting on wood it isn't easy to get the edges smooth because the grain of the wood affects how the paint adheres. I might try painting a couple of animals on canvas. I'm having fun seeing if I can develop their personality with paint. Trivia note: I read somewhere pigs are the smartest domestic barnyard animal. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.