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Comments for Painting Again
After four years, I've started painting again. I'm not sure if painting will become a regular part of my creative endeavors like it was before I discovered digital art but it will certainly be for the next few weeks as I finish this portrait for a Bookcrossing friend of mine.
Tonight I set up the new lamp I bought. It does give a good clear white light as advertised but not a very wide circle of light. I think in the future I will still want to replace the lamp we use in the living room with a hanging one that will take a larger compact florescent bulb. For the moment though, the desk lamp will work fine.
I painting for an hour while listening to NCIS. Every so often I would pop my head up and watch some but mostly it was just background noise to the painting. It was just like old times when I would paint late at night as a teenager with TV on in the background (usually things like Northern Exposure or Twin Peaks).
As tonight was the first time setting paint onto the virgin surface I worked quickly to establish basic areas of colors. Since the cats are black and white, I laid out their shapes as well. I'll probably have to adjust where they are as I go but overall I'm pleased with what I have now. Sorry about the quality of the photograph; wet paint doesn't photograph well.