Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Every Day I'm Shuffling

Day #2
There's a wild song on the radio that I get a kick out of every time I hear it and one of the lines is the title of this post. I don't listen to the radio in the car, or in the house, all day either. I need my quiet. I do enjoy some Frank Sinatra and I have favorite classical pieces, but mostly my brain is too noisy for it.

Now and then I listen to the music the kids like, and some of it is hot. Some people like to listen to the old stuff they liked as a teen. I can't. Some of that was great, some horrible, but I just can't go back there. Did it, done with it. Give me the new stuff.

So I've been "shuffling" until I got it going with this new piece. Another twenty minutes of working around the composition and it's starting to feel good. When one area is wet I work on a dry area, keeping the whole painting in motion. Trying to see the piece develop as a whole and not surprise myself by not-so-happy accidents.

From what I can tell by this photo the piece is moving where I want it to go. Brush strokes, paint placement, dark and light, with details to come at the end of it. Maybe I will take one more day and finish up. So far, so good.