Monday, December 23, 2013

Then and Now

Vatican museum courtyard.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

What does that feel like?

I've got some big thighs (thanks, Dad.) Not quite thunder thighs, but I definitely have the chub rub.  I have rubbed holes into the inner thighs of my pants. So when I see girls like the ones pictured above I wonder: What's that like? What does that feel like to walk around without your thighs touching? Drafty? Free? I'm just mesmerized when I see skinny legs like that. Wow.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Watercolor 2

So yeah, I am alive, and I've actually been sort of busy. This month I have an unlimited pass to Yoga Yoga, and I've gone 8 times so far. I've also been working on my watercolor paintings. This session (each session is 5 weeks) I am taking watercolor 2. The class is pretty much the same, but we get more one on one attention.
We are supposed to complete 3 paintings. I have managed to complete 2 so far--with lots of work outside of class. I'll start on a third painting today or tomorrow. Monday is our last class. I doubt I will finish, but at least I finished two paintings and I really like them.
This first one is a recreation of a section of a neo-impressionist painting. I'm very happy with how it turned out.
This second one is a recreation of a photo that I took in the Vatican Museum. The windows were very old, with poured glass, so the buildings in the background were very distorted. This is the second attempt at this painting. It is amazing how much better it is than the first painting. I spent a very long time working on this one. I think it is actually frame-worthy.