Whenever I just want to paint something, I grab a bunch of little cuties. You know, the little mandarin oranges. Are they called Cuties around the world? I think I like my oil painting better…but this is watercolor #1. Or really #2 if you count the little Self Portrait I did in 2003. I see one little cutie in there that I like. The light was right overhead so the shadows were a little, meh. I thought the watercolors were fun to play with. Those tubes are so tiny that I could barely read the colors on the labels.
The commission piece I’m working on is nearly done and coming along, I took it to my class tonight and worked on it. I attend a painting class once a week on Tuesday nights and usually there are 5 or so people that attend. But today I was the only one that showed up, so it was a quiet night and I got to pick Geoff’s brain all evening. Check out his work, you will not be disappointed. Geoff Krueger is a fantastic artist and awesome teacher. And a great cheerleader who only has encouraging and positive things to say. But he tells me when something “bothers him” and needs fixing. Here’s the little guy I worked on today. Isn’t he cute?!
And on another side note, today was day ONE of training for my next race. My sister sent me her training plan for the week and I’m doing it along with her. My little sister Sara has tried 5 times to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I thought she was ready to throw in the towel but she has found a running coach that is going to train her through this training cycle. And she’s forwarding the plans to me. Today’s workout kicked my rear. Last time I ran a marathon with her she missed qualifying by 90 seconds. But I qualified because I am older than her and the qualifying time is 5 minutes slower. Poor young thing. So I’m going to run along and try to help her, my older sister Jeni helped her in the last race at the Phoenix Marathon and made it look way too easy, which made little sis mad. So I promised that I would not make it look easy. And I won’t.