Saturday, March 08, 2008

Boy am I rusty



I haven't painted in months. And boy does it show.

It's Saturday. I completed some freelance work, walked the dog, checked office e-mail, paid some bills. What the Hell, why not pull out the water colors and slap some paint around. I used a photo I took driving on Skyline Drive a few months ago as reference. I was reluctant to paint a sunset because it can look so trite. (and I am not sure I escaped it here) but I really loved this scene.

So, I just have to say to myself, "self! you haven't picked up a brush since July. What do you expect?" I need to practice, practice, practice.

11 comments:

laureline said...

I'm so glad to see you working again. This is a great start! Don't stop!

Chuck Rose said...

Looking at your blog today is what got me off my rump. Your work just gets better abd better.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm Looks Great to me Brother! Now if I could just figure out where I have heard that name "Rusty" before...Hmmmm it's a bummer getting old....(ô¿ô)

Jiddje said...

Great to see you painting again Chuck! Welcome back! And don't you walk away again. Keep on painting. You're doing fine!

KEITH LEWIS said...

Hey looks good to me. I haven't picked up a brush in years! Very envious. The work I am posting is older work.

isabel said...

Come on Chuck! Lets see the next one. I'm in the same position as you mid-life and struggling. Love your work.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks great - don't be too perfect mister!!! - Cootie

Alina Chau said...

Love the atmospheric laying!

Lor Lor said...

It doesn't look like a struggle to me. It looks like you find real joy in painting.

Rakesh said...

awesome wrk in ur blog i like it very much.....

Rakesh said...

Awesome wrk in ur blog..