Tonight’s adult session of Stake Conference was very nice. They started with a few speakers, and then called some people to come bare testimony. One of them had that happen to her a year ago. I especially enjoyed Sister Evan’s talk.
Winter is almost here, and it is time to figure out my winter concentration area. I think I will concentrate on sketching and painting again. Last year I had a goal which went by the wayside when the weather got warmer. I’m okay with that.
Next year, I will break things in to winter/indoors and summer/outdoors. My winger concentration will be stuff I can do sitting in my studio, while summer will involve getting out and walking around.
I have enough reference fodder to take me through the winter. Plus, I have ideas to carry me through. Themes for my winter creations will be fantasy, steampunk, and artistic portraits.
I’ve built quite an arsenal of paintbrushes for Corel Painter. Half of them I’ve created, the other half I’ve purchased. Between the two I hope to find my favorites and master using them.
I need to work more on composing for excitement. Take the above image. She’s looking out the window in a seemingly empty castle. It doesn’t tell much of a story, and isn’t very exciting. In this case, I’m not sure what I could do. Maybe paint an older lady (her mom), of to the right looking like she’s concerned about her daughter? It needs something.