Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lakeside progress...

"Lakeside Assata"
(in progress)

10"x8" acrylic on canvas

For the first time this season we awoke to snow everywhere and I was able to do some shoveling. I know it sounds crazy but I really like shoveling. I think because it gives me a feeling of accomplishment so easily. When I start shoveling I know that it will end and then on to the next thing.

Painting is different in that once I start I don't have a concrete idea when I'll be done. After I've been painting for awhile on a piece I get a sense of when it might be done, but not like shoveling. I know on days when it is snowing non-stop you could say those are days when shoveling is like painting.

I need to make some adjustments to Assata's right side to add a little size to her shoulder, but other than that I'm happy with the way this is turning out. I think tomorrow will be spent creating the beach beneath her, so she may or may not change at all tomorrow.

Only time will tell.



Coffee Messiah said...


We're supposed to get some Thur/Fri but I'm sure not enough to shovel.

I remember a neighbor, when I first moved out here and hearing I was from Ca, thought I'd shrink and cry, as we had a large lot at the time.

I was always out in my jeans jacket and finished before he did his.

It's a great way to think too ; )

Cheers to you both!

Dogs by Bri said...

Happy Thanksgiving CM,

That's a great story. Our neighbor here hates winter, but I catch her shoveling like she was a grounds keeper on a golf course. If I don't get the shovel line right up to the edge of the sidewalk she comes out to clean up my lines.