Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

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To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Nine-color Palette - November 30, 2019


It's my first time trying a painting using color inspiration from a picture. Nine colors are just too many! More contrast would have been helpful, but it was a good lesson for me.

After painting, I went through and added pencil, then white pen (both thin then thick) and finally black pen. That's where I felt like it finally started to come together! 

I'm still happy with the orthogons providing the basis for my drawing.  So satisfying! 

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