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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ruby with Broken Leg and Cone

12 x14 in, oil on panel

She has lived in this cone for weeks. It is hard plastic, so unfriendly. I am suffering over this cone.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Ruby with Broken Leg, 2

12 inches, square oil on board

Hurting and on drugs! Awful. Cast comes off Wednesday.

I'm using different brushes, old ones, even though I have new bushes with perfect edges...trying to save them for the last bit of the painting when I need precision, and possibly taking care of them better so they laaaaassst. So - working with the old brushes makes me draw more and simplify shapes, I'm surprised how helpful this is. Also out of paint and having to substitute, for instance Naples yellow for yellow ochre -- a world of difference, but I am getting better acquainted with what can happen. It's so wonderful to be painting, OY!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Ruby with a Broken Leg

Back in the saddle at last.  12 x 16 inches, oil on panel.