I was on a roll lately with blogging more often and this week I’ve been slacking a little. It has been a crazy, busy week, partly because we went home last weekend to celebrate Kelsey’s 16th birthday and it seems like all week since then I’ve been trying to catch up on sleep and on work I didn’t get done over the weekend. But I don’t have class on Fridays, so it is the weekend for me. (that would be a relief, except that I think I have more work to do this weekend than I have all year!)

Anyway, this week we turned in our first paintings in my painting class. Mine is no where near perfect, but I’m still pretty pleased with the outcome. It looks pretty simple, but it was a little bit of a challenge for me, figuring out how to mix paint to get the right value and all that. I think it is also the first painting that I’ve ever done in only black and white and I think maybe my first painted still life as well. 🙂

Oil Can and Small Bowling Pin

I took the picture with my phone right before I turned it in, so sorry for the lower quality image. Also forgive the waviness of the paper, it wasn’t laying flat.

  1. Congratulations on your first painting — I hope you are enjoying the experience. I am anxious to see you blossom in this area.

  2. Aww thank you! I really am enjoying it a lot! I’ve been painting for years and I’m learning a lot more from this class. My next painting is due tomorrow, so we’ll see how it goes! 🙂


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