Colors and a quiet morning

A  quiet morning (I’m up at 4AM or so) listening to the silence and reading one of my old favorite books “A Joseph Campbell Companion” with William laying snuggled by me ( I got him from a Standard Poodle rescue when he was 6 months old and skin and bones and a lot of very curly hair–he is over 5 now); a good time for getting to that still place inside where thoughts, feelings and images flow.

Yesterday I put a Liquitex gloss glazing medium onto five smallish paintings to bring out the underlying colors and was very pleased with what came up from the backgrounds to mingle. I love doing this and the surprising things that happen.  The paintings are on stretched canvas, and in their early stages ( I think); some more time with acrylics and usually on into oils.  Love working with these overlays and transparencies of color.

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Wonderful new computer

Yes, this is really a great new computer and I love the large monitor and clarity; but a little bit away from being understood by me- no surprise- and it is Windows 8.1. The difference in picture quality is beautiful!  Looking at photos on Pinterest and other artist’s blogs is just an absolute pleasure.  I will be downloading a few art programs and look forward to playing with them.  My Microtek scanner ought to work with it.  I want to get a different header onto my blog page.