Monday, January 21, 2013
I didn't have to work today so I treated myself to a long massage with my favorite massage therapist. The downside is I now feel like a limp noodle and didn't feel much like being creative. I suppose that's when you have to push through if you really want to make progress on a goal. This picture is similar to one I did with chalk pastel earlier this month. I wish I had used lighter colors on the hill in the foreground. Initially, the grass was looking very muddy. I ended up using the corner of my fingernail to scratch back out some of the color and restore some depth. The area around the tree is also muddier than I would've liked. My fingers where not as precise when blending as I needed them to be. I like the over shading of the tree, but I need to learn how to integrate branches without them looking like they're just laying on top.