03 June 2018
Hobby Time at Last!
The last two or maybe three evenings have seen me back at the painting table for the first time in several months, applying acrylic colors to the Eureka 'Ooh, You're So Awful' vignette. Needless to say, it has been time delightfully spent. Very relaxing and plenty of headway made along with questions from the Young Master, who played nearby and occasionally sauntered over to see what Dad was up to before returning to his own projects. He is writing and illustrating his own rather lengthy Geronimo Stilton novel at the moment and building a Tinker Toy robot for instance, school and piano lessons permitting.
But back to the Eureka vignette. Just tiny details now, like shoes, metal buckles, buttons, and hair ribbons. I am especially pleased with the way the white table linen, china cups and saucers have come out. The ol' painting hand was rather steadier than expected! No photographs until everything is finished, but I'll include a few period illustrations and paintings found online that I have used to guide me along the way of painting up disapproving ladies and gentlemen, a handy kitchen maid, and one overfed, libidinous lord.