Day 12, 30 paintings in 30 days.
I’m learning that I don’t have time for much else in the evenings after work besides painting. Trying not to overextend myself or my commitments. I got home from work today, expecting to get several other things done besides the painting.
I walked in the door and felt a wave of tiredness overcome me. I turned on my heater and laid on the floor in front of it, muscles feeling like they had vacated my body. Couldn’t move. Didn’t want to move.
Eventually I got up and took care of some household stuff—folded and put away clothes, and washed the dishes. You know, fun stuff like that. Thought about dinner. Wondered what to paint. Talked on the phone.
Before I knew it, 7:00 came and went. Then it was 7:30. I made dinner—avocado toast and sweet potato soup (from a ready-made box of soup; don’t be too impressed!), and finally got to work. Two and a half or so hours later, I finished this relic from the past. I’m frustrated a little bit, because I know the angles are off. I could definitely use a class on perspective! But I added more shadows than I had at first, which helped with the depth perception a little bit!
While painting, I listened to this podcast, an interview with Josh Radnor, the guy who plays Ted in “How I Met Your Mother.”
P.S. One of my goals for the new year is to paint in January. My theme for all the paintings is “writing,” loosely interpreted to include all things books.
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