Saturday, January 5, 2013
SOLD-Day 3 Painting for 30 Paintings in 30 Days
Well, the dancers were being temperamental today, so we had a change of pace. This is the painting that I mentioned that I have been working on for awhile. I have a new respect for those of you who paint interiors! Even though this isn't a complete start to finish painting for today, I am considering it a painting for the 30 Paintings, because I am calling this done, and I didn't know if I would ever finish it.
This is such a terrible photo that I must retake tomorrow. I was about to lose daylight, and I must get this onto Leslie's blog today!
I'm calling it done, but I still see things I would change if I could. However, so many times when I go in to fix things, I end up creating five new things that need fixing. So, I must tell you, I am very happy with this painting, and I'm going to live with those things that need fixing. If any other artists are reading this, I wonder if the same thing happens to you. Do you ever just have to say, "Hello, charming little flaws. Would you like to be part of my painting?"
I apologize for the photo. Yikes, it's even blurry. Too late to retake now. Luckily, next weekend, the pastel society is putting on a program about taking photos of your art. I know my friend Sharon recommended those photo cubes, and I've looked at them, but just not sure about them. Sharon, I will be emailing you! Watchers, if you have time, check out Sharon's blog. She is in the challenge, too. Gorgeous sky painting on her blog today.
If you read my last post, you will want to skip from here down. I decided I'm on a mission to suggest to bloggers that they consider getting rid of the "prove you're not a robot" thingy. I just copied and pasted what I wrote yesterday below. I think I might keep doing that for awhile!
At New Year's we are supposed to reflect on the good things from the prior year--I forgot to do it! However, I realized today that I think the very best thing I did in 2012 was to figure out how to get rid of that "prove you're not a robot" thingy on my blog. I would encourage all bloggers to do the same. The tests to see if someone is a robot are getting smaller and blurrier and harder to pass. I did find the other day that if you fail about three times in a row, they throw one at you with larger, clearer print. Yes, you have to REALLY want to leave a comment on someone else's blog to try to prove you're not a robot four times!
Bloggers, you can still have good control over the comments on your blog if you enable moderation. That way, all comments go to your email and you have to approve them prior to their posting on your blog. So, you use your own brain to decide if someone is a robot or not. Actually, Blogger does a good job of catching most of the spam comments and not even sending them to your email.
Of course, we all have a choice how to handle comments on our own blogs....but I know the feedback I've had from my followers about not having to prove themselves not robots is..."what a relief!"