Here is the beginnings of a new oil pastel painting. I sketched it out the other day and today I filled in with Shiva Paintsticks thinned with Galkyd Gel. Next I'll go over with Sennelier oil pastels. The support is a Fredrix canvas board. Everything is a bit experimental at this point. The lines are not in the painting, must be the light.
My "painiting-a-day" has been neglected. We have been sick here and this "head thing" is making me crazy! Really not much energy although It's allowed me to bead a little bit more.
So many things I want to do this year and I am so inspired by everyone. I'm having trouble organizing all my thoughts and frustrated that the year started off putting me behind schedule!
Now, that said, as I was telling a friend the other day, actually I am a "self employed" artist. No seriously I will keep telling myself that. Have too. Positive thinking you know. So being self employed means that I am the boss and I decide on the benefits. So my job you see, offers me two to three weeks vacation, unlimited (legitimate) sick days and a certain amount of personal days-which we are negotiating on at the moment. So really I am OK at this point. Just broke.