Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Monday

So I got some stuff done yesterday, but not as much as I would've liked. I was hoping to finish painting my sideboard into the sun and even though I worked my butt off, it was not to be. I was painting the molding on the drawers and cabinet doors and the black enamel I've been using is simply not giving me the coverage I was hoping for. Eventually I gave up for the day and moved on to a painting I've got in the works. I got maybe one drawer finished, but everything else is only partially finished because of the number of coats I have to lay down. UGH.

Here is a little piece of mine that I have yet to post:

Shadow oil pastel, graphite, paper on canvas.

I have an obsession with beetles, and this is just one of a large series that I did on them. It's quite small-- I think 4x6 inches if I'm thinking correctly, but I really like the way it came out. The beetle is from an old National Geographic and I love him dearly.

Kafka's day yesterday (as there seem to be a large number of you interested in his daily goings on) consisted of eating sticks and dirt, and then throwing up a little, which of course didn't phase him at all. Ah, the joys of puppy hood. :)

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Hi E, this is Reg again. Lovely work. Very blue, and that is my favorite color. I can't imagine the time it took procure that beetle from the trappings of its page. it's so perfect.

strawberries said...

very nice indeed! it WAS wonderful out yesterday, wasn't it?

BigCat said...

Your work is beautiful. And yes, I'm very interested in what Kafka is up to. Stick and dirt and throwing up, dogs are funny.

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Fox and Crow said...

I love hearing about Kafka too! what a darling he is. I love the bug. so interesting!

rochambeau said...

Hey Erin,
Good for you for creating this wonderful painting and for being in the process of changing your drawers!!
All great things take time. Something I am reminding myself this moment as I get ready to remake a room. PATIENCE is a virtue!!

Thanks for your visit.