So Much Stuff

So Many Distractions
I'm trying to get things straightened around for my classes to begin next week.  There are so many distractions on my work tables  -  sketchbooks to work in, sketchbooks to work from, paintings to finish,  paintings to start.  There are stacks of sketchbooks, piles of paper, clipboards of upcoming class information, things I want to be able to get my hands on, things I don't know what to do with   .   .   .

If it sounds like I'm complaining, I'm not.  I love this stuff, and I love the possibilities it all represents. I had intended to go out painting this morning, but it's raining.  We'll try for this afternoon, and I'll try to get all of this "stuff" in some kind of order by then.

The sketchbook page at the bottom was done yesterday  -  very hot and sunny.  The house is very complicated with many odd angles and at a difficult view point. To get it down, I just did a very quick continuous line drawing and didn't worry about what was what.  I'm happy with it.  It is that house to me.   Don't forget  -  your sketchbook page is your sketchbook page, and that's all that matters.


Another Day Out Painting

A Painting in my Sketchbook
Trying to get in a few more sketchbook days before cooler weather sets in.  This is a very sad looking cottage.  I like the shape of it and wanted to brighten it up by leaving it white.  It's actually a very flat/worn/dull shade of  -   something.  Maybe dusty rose.  Maybe mauve.  

It looks lonely.  If I were to buy this cottage, I'd paint it white, throw open the windows, turn up some music, and invite a bunch of friends for dinner. This place needs a party.

That's what's fun about painting  -  you can make anything whatever you want it to be.

Are you getting in some outdoor painting days?