Monday, January 31, 2011

Monochrome Lily with Rainbow Drops

Finished!  Well, barring a few wet spots.  I actually finished it a couple days ago, but I was waiting for it to dry completely before taking a picture.  HA.  Did you know that oil paint can take up to a year to dry?  

I like this painting okay.  It was good practice working with all of these different colors.  But I will admit that I liked the unfinished version better.  It was just so much more simple and clean.  At least I took a picture of the unfinished version before proceeding to glob on more paint.  I did discover that I won't be able to take that oil painting class.  It's two days a week from 10:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.  That's an awful long lunch to explain to students and staff.  I'll have to settle for the Dummy book, which should be arriving by tomorrow.

On the non-art frontier, I had a really good conversation tonight.  Last month, in the wake of some personal issues I was going through, I wound up lashing out at someone who had nothing to do with the dejection I was feeling at that time.  My words were so damaging and hurtful, and unfortunately that's not something I can ever erase.  But we did talk for the first time tonight, and it was a very sincere, honest conversation.  I'm not sure what the future holds for our friendship--I highly doubt we will ever be able to reach "friend" status again (some things just have permanent consequences), but I did feel like we reached an understanding.  At the minimum, we decided that we can actually both attend the same functions (i.e. birthday parties) without a big ole' elephant sharing the space with us.