08 January 2013

Shaking Off the Post-Holiday Lethargy. . .

 A before photograph of the somewhat messy painting table here in Zum Stollenkeller.

Ok, no painting last night, so let the mockery and derision begin!  However, as you know, it can be very hard to get anything accomplished when the painting table is in disarray.  With that in mind, I did manage to clear a few things away that remained from the pre-Christmas wooden truck project.  I next moved the Austrian/Saxon, Continental, and Grand Ducal family vignettes out of the way, so that I can concentrate my attention and efforts on the remaining English and Prussian general officer vignettes.  

I remember writing somewhere in the last few years that, to keep the painting flames hot, it can be extremely helpful not to have tons of unpainted figures cluttering up the painting table.  To my mind, it can be disheartening when you have a huge painting task fully visible before you.  Why risk painter's block (a cousin of writer's block) after all?  Far better to break a painting project down into more manageable bits, put some things to one side for a while, and tackle things in manageable stages.  That's the theory at least.

So, maybe not quite so much mockery and derision from the virtual peanut gallery this morning?  ;-)  Let's see what transpires this evening.


An after photo once things were put away and neatened up.  Ah. . . .    Now let's get those painting fingers warmed up.

5 comments:

Brigadier Dundas said...

I can still see the unpaired waifs to your immediate left, put a cloth over them. Now your more than halfway done with those leaders on the table (smile).
Happy painting!
Don

adeptgamer said...

What's the hammer for!? You gotta tell me how you use that in painting. I need to know that technique.

Bloggerator said...

I need a good figure of de Latte. Something noble would suit.

Prufrock said...

That's a nice orderly painting space you have there! Unfortunately, all my gear needs to be pulled out of a cupboard when I want to use it, and output suffers greatly as a result...

I also like those new bases you are doing. Excellent idea.

Cheers,
Aaron

CelticCurmudgeon said...

i resent the "virtual peanut gallery" comment. I actually sat in the Peanut Gallery on the Howdy Doody Show back in the early fifties. BTW, very nice to hear you revving up your painting engines again.
Gerardus Magnus

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