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Okay, I guess this is the end of the line for Gary and the Stone Face. I've never framed an oil painting before.
I think the next painting will be decorative gourds and fruit, because no one will know if the gourds are proprtionate, much less if I have captured the character of the gourd.
Posted at 08:55 AM in In Which We Mock Ourselves | Permalink
(and yes, faces are hard, and faces of people you know are even harder. Oy. But at some point you'll have built up the seeing-and-doing skills such that you can do them non-frustratingly! In theory, anyway. :-) )
October 17, 2019 at 11:26 AM
KC - And then of course, I will be bored, and I will drop oil painting entirely.
October 17, 2019 at 03:21 PM
Eh, once one masters making the people one knows not look weird, one can then move on to making the people one knows... look weird in specific ways. :-) There's always room for advancing skill (especially when you're so good at spotting the flaws in your work).
Do you have an average Hobby Lifespan, though? (I have seen you joke that you drop something as soon as you spend the money to get fully equipped for it, though - or something like that. :-) ) (I am also curious as to whether, once you drop something, you ever circle back around to it, or not? The way creative people approach hobbies is of inordinate fascination to me.)
October 17, 2019 at 10:23 PM
KC - I recently tried to repair a stained glass thing I made years ago, and it was a complete failure. Granted, it was a challenging piece the first time I made it. I always imagine that when I retire I’ll have all the equipment to learn everything again.
October 18, 2019 at 01:21 AM
That's actually kind of brilliant - build up, say, 10 hobbies such that you can do each for one half day once a week and both 1. make progress on each hobby while 2. not getting burned out on any of the hobbies and 3. having enough to do.
October 18, 2019 at 11:32 AM
KC - Well, that sounds like a schedule, and we don't like schedules here. More likely, I'll be 100 and I'll go to the basement and think, "Why do I have this set of oil paints?" Then I would try to use them and think, "Wow, I'm a natural at this."
October 19, 2019 at 09:42 AM
That? That would be hilarious.
October 19, 2019 at 11:16 AM
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