Monday, September 3, 2012

Another One Done and Tree Limb Update

Another one done.
I actually thought I had one besides this one done when I noticed a small little hair in the top coat.
So I sanded it down until I got to the hair and then repainted the spot and sealed it again.
It's still drying.
I always see so many imperfections in my work that it drives me crazy.
This one is brown paper attached to painted canvas.
I can see a ripple.
Yep, drives me crazy.
I'm currently working on another one with tissue paper gel mediumed to painted canvas.
I actually like it...so far. Hope I don't ruin it.

One thing I do have to remember though is to not smooth back my hair behind my ear when I have gel medium on my fingers.
I didn't noticed it immediately.
Nope, not until I went to smooth it back again and my hand got stuck.
Ouch.
That hurts getting that stuff out.

Another thing, the tree guy came. Cut down the limb on the roof and another one across the patio and above the power lines. He did it in less than an hour and never had to disconnected my phone/Internet line.
He then gave me a reasonable quote on repairing the roof. The metal edge needs to be pounded back down, the nests cleaned out of the soffits and then repaired and put back in place. Hopefully the quote includes cleaning out the gutter. I think there are tiny trees growing in there.
I will have to get some cash together but hopefully he can do it before winter comes.
I asked him if he paints houses. He hesitated but said he could probably do mine.
I said it would depend on whether I get any income tax money back next Spring.
I hope so.
My roof is a light grey color and I'd like the house to be a light yellow. Not too yellow Yellow. More of a bright white-yellow with grey shutters.....
although I do adore this pink house -

7 comments:

Robin Kent said...

I like to think of you with brush in hand (not in hair) creating mixed media pieces!

Robin Kent said...

Actually, a little hair in a piece makes it too authentic? Rumples in tissure paper work better!

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! I love your little kitty with spider!! Too cute!!!! I would like to have one like this!!!! I collect cat art as much as possible!!!! I do love the little pink house!!!! Very pretty but I have always wanted a yellow house too!!! hugs

yoborobo said...

LOVE your new paintings! And i think it you paint dog and cat hair into them, you should charge extra! As for gel medium, I rubbed some in my eye one day - so stupid. I had been painting some on a canvas, touched it to wipe some away and then my eye itched! At least it was E6000! :)) xox!

sassypackrat said...

Glad you are painting!!!!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

It is the imperfections that makes a painting perfect. Even the great ones made small mistakes thankfully :-)

I'm glad he could take down that tree without any bigger problems and that he didn't have to remove that cable :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love your home!!! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart