I’ve been reading that in order to improve your painting skills….you should paint everyday. Nothing big….a small work….a couple of inches by a couple of inches. Okay. That said….yesterday I was thinking I have been eating way too many carbs. So chicken salad for dinner….no croutons (you know, those things that make salad less sad)….with a big cup of coffee (decaf) for dessert. And scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Now to start painting a small work. Usually I have a difficult time deciding what to paint. This morning….no problem. I’ve been painting with oils….but today thought I’d give acrylics a try….God they dry quickly. Oils you can push around for hours….sometimes days. But acrylics want you to get your butt in gear….because when they are done (dry)….so are you. At least that is my limited experience.
This is what I was inspired to paint today….
A chocolate shake from the 5 & Diner. I’ve only been to one (several times….okay….repeatedly) in Arizona. I don’t think there are any 5 & Diners up in the Pacific Northwest. Just as well. Carbs would be the least of my problems….having my own gravitational pull would.
In truth, I didn’t quite finish this small work….for several reasons. The first being I don’t much care for acrylics. I swear one potty break and the painting was dry. The other reason for not finishing the painting….my husband offered to take me to lunch….at a different diner….where I had pancakes.
To sum up….I don’t like acrylics but I do like carbs.