Here is a preview of my painting. It's a black and white underpainting. It's also an experiment- I am trying out a new brush that has an odd asymmetrical shape that I thought might work well for petals. I was right, but it's tricky. It's a hit and miss every stroke, which is frustrating, but over all I think it's turning out ok. Eventually the roses will be red.
This painting will have lots of roses... and roses are hard. Why do I do this to myself?
Oh! And guys, FALL is coming! I am so happy about that! I've had enough of southern 110 degree days. I want to go outside without melting.
I bought a lovely hardcover used (but in excellent shape) copy of the complete works of Flannery O'Connor. A few quotes in her honor would be lovely:
"Don't expect faith to clear things up for you. It is trust--not certainty." -Flannery O'Connor
"The artist uses his reason to discover an answering reason in everything he sees." -Flannery O’Connor