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Monday, December 27, 2010

Bird painting on the easel

Started this piece using pastels on sandpaper. I have been working on the background tonight trying to get a blurry effect from the reflection on the leaves. I will most likely go back and add some black in the areas that I "dirtied" too much. Live and learn!
Been fighting a slow, progressing upper respiratory infection that started with a scratchy, swollen throat which is now itchy and driving me nuts with dry coughing! And today, the dreaded runny nose has started. Hugh...just have to tough it out and take some pain/symptom relief meds when I can't bear it no more....and to make-sure-I-can-rest-medicine, a good glass of hot lemon gin to knock me out for bed!


  1. I hope you are feeling better soon, Collette! Love the new piece.

  2. What an amazing subject ... look forward to seeing this one progress.

    Perhaps pastel on sandpaper isn't the best thing to be working with whilst you have a respiratory infection/itchy throat? Or perhaps you don't create quite as much dust as me :o)

    I hope you feel better soon

  3. Thanks for the get well wishes Melody and will be over before you know it! Just the anoying coughing fits that are the worst.

    Sue, I am limiting the amount of dust by applying the pastel and immediately blending it in the paper. I've also learned to stop blowing on the paper as that is when I breath in the most dust. But yeah, I am being careful...thanks.

  4. I can't wait to see this one as it progresses. Feel better soon.

  5. Thanks for following John! And yes, I'm feeling somewhat better today...