Hi there everybody!
. Yes, it is pretty large, isn't it? It will be interesting to see how many hours it will take. Thanks for the encouragement. It will help me to keep going.
. Yes indeed, I rolled a 4-wheeler. I'm not wild or reckless as a rule, but it did happen.
Sorry your experience with the fixative. Scratchboards can be hard to varnish from what I've heard. It can become spotty or even have little white flecks. I usually apply two or three coats and the spottines seems to even out. It can be tricky though.
. Yes, it's massive. It was a little intimidating to see it for the first time, so I forced myself to just go up to it and promptly begin working on it. The longer it stayed crisp and new, the harder I felt starting might be. Now there's not turning back!
. Yikes, I have an audience to entertain now!
Just kidding, I really appreciate the interest in my new undertaking you all are showing. Thanks much!
. We're caught up in the same storm. It's about over now, but we got probably 8 or so inches I'd guess. The outside cats are none too happy about this, but at least they can cuddle up in a hay pile in our pole shed. Thanks! Yes, it feels like quiet a project, and I hope it will draw some interest and hopefully more commissions in the future.
Have you seen any otters yet?
It is a huge scratchboard, and it is a little intimidating, but I am enjoying it. I'm glad it's a tree - trees come in every shape, so mistakes should be sort of easy to cover up. Whew! Oh, please share your new painting with us as it progresses. You are such a great artist and I'd love to see more of what you do!
. This is looking great! I'm no color expert, but I think the highlights in the black parts of the hide need a bit more warmth. At the moment, the highlights look a little bit like the paper is showing through. Even so, it's looking great!
. Great to see you here. Your desk looks great and I'm so happy it's giving you some relief from your back pain! Wonderful news, and I hope it continues to help you. Thanks! I'm already realizing how much work this will take. I'm starting to think I really should have asked for more to do it. Oh well...it's a labor of love I guess.
. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband getting hurt! I'll be praying for you both. Hope all turns out alright. Hang in there, and yes, please keep us posted.