Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.
– Marva Collins
I finished it!! I’ll be sealing it later today. I’m thinking of using Dorland’s wax on this one, which will take about an hour or so. I’ve never actually timed it before, but it’s quite a long process because I heat up the wax, and then cool it. Then it has to sit a while before I buff it out, and then I do it again..and maybe again. So, yeah..probably about an hour over all, not including the sitting time. It’s usually something that I do over several days.
Once that’s done, I’ll start the long process of photographing it, and listing the original and prints. Ugh..my least favorite part of all of this. The real work begins for me with all the computer work. I paint super fast, for the most part, but when it comes to all the rest, my pace is slower than a turtle.
The bright side is (trying not to complain too much here) I’ll have a better photo to show you soon. I’ve been trying to be less of a perfectionist this month, so I’ve been taking all the photos for my blog with my phone. The photos aren’t the best, partly because the lighting really stinks now that I’m in a new studio, but whatever. Not going to worry or stress over things I can’t change. It is what it is.
Hard to believe it looked like this a mere 8 days ago, eh?
Tomorrow, I’ll start a new painting.
I’m getting it done one 5 minute painting sesh at a time.
Oh, yeah. 🙂
Tonight I listened to Sign of the Times by Harry Styles while I painted.
PS: Can you believe I almost messed up, and didn’t paint today?? Yikes. I was so busy doing other things (photographing, editing photos in PS, listing new paintings/prints, and working on other paintings) that I blew off my daily painting first thing this morning. It wasn’t until around 9pm that I suddenly remembered that I had forgotten my daily painting. Oops! Luckily all I needed was 5 minutes, so I still had plenty of time to get it done.
PPS: tomorrow I start a new painting. I’m excited!