I got back to painting the Muskoka chairs today. I have been getting up early each morning, about 5:00, which gives me time to get some things done before I start work at 8. This morning I used that time to mix up new paints and do some work on the chairs. I worked on the shadows and cement on the lower right side and cleaned that up. Tonight after work I did a little bit more and worked on the yellow chair.
I find yellow is always tricky to work with. It doesn’t cover over the pencil marks very well and it’s really difficult to mix a darker yellow that doesn’t just look gray. I’m not sure I’ve got the right formula yet but it’s coming. The yellow chairs will definitely need another layer of paint.
I was feeling pretty motivated today so when I came home for lunch I decided to move some things around in my office. I took out a medium-sized shelf and replaced it with a smaller bookshelf and organized my paints, brushes and mediums on it. It looks much better and gives me more space to move around. The room has become a catch all for everything that doesn’t have a home and I’m slowly trying to bring it back to it’s original purpose. I’ve been trying to look at things through new eyes and get rid of things that aren’t useful in helping me move ahead. I figure if I do a little each day I won’t be completely overwhelmed!