After our trip to Palm Springs (especially going to the SHAG store), I felt inspired to paint again. I neglected all my weekend chores and just attacked my canvas board.
It's hard to see here, but I have made the background colors more lush and blended them better. There are many brush strokes marks, giving the background an interesting vibration.
The OPEN golden acrylic paints still need some getting used to. It's a weird thought that I have to wait a couple of hours for the surface to dry. I can't over work a section too many times or else the colors will start to lift up and reveal white patches. Usually with regular acrylics you can just layer without hesitation.
I got a pleasant surprise call from Jessica. I stopped my painting session at 2:00 pm and headed out toTorrance to hang out with her. We talked a lot about jobs that put food on the table vs. jobs that we would really like to do. We also talked about putting a lot of effort into something and hoping that it doesn't suck.