So I got a couple of hours or so in last night on this painting. Its one of my very first oil paintings and I'm really struggling with it, but Im excited so thats keeping me from setting it on fire.
Here is where I left if around 5am this morning.
I intend to get a few more hours into it today somewhere in between the time I finish my actual work and the time my husband gets bored playing 'call of duty' and starts interrupting me.
After work last night I spent a few hours with a small group of Portland illustrators, and got some really good insight into the world beyond my little spider inhabited cave (as well as a little bit of a hangover).
I knew there were some amazing artists here in PDX, but I had now idea how amazing some of them could be as people. It was such a relief to meet some mega nerds in real life and just get a chance to hang out and talk nerd shit without having to maintain some sort of 'cool facade'. Everyone was just psyched for a chance to get out of their studios and blow off some steam around other human beings and they had no problem with letting me just walk in and sit down with them.
Some had to get back to work, but others stayed to close out the bar around 2am, sharing some hilarious art & nerd stories as well as fascinating information (namely some suggestions on where to get a decent slice of pizza in this town!).
I had a great time and I look forward to the next hang out!