It is difficult for me to have e-mail floating around in the back of my mind, so today I decided I would go back to a previous schedule which worked well. I think in my case, putting my mind at ease about e-mail helps my studio time. I wonder.... Anyway, today I sketched while I had my coffee and snack. Then I spent 15 - 20 minutes on e-mail and going through my blog comments. I did not look at other social media. I took photos of my sketches and painting. I actually had sun to take the photo of the pastel. That is the best way for me, no adjusting in Photoshop Elements necessary.
I really like red, as you know. Day before yesterday, I got out a small Pastelbord and painted some geraniums. I started with the green board, put some dark colors down and smooshed (official painting word) the pastel around with paint brush and water. When dry, I began my painting. I realized at some point that I was being heavy handed and decided to finish the painting yesterday.
Yesterday, I brushed off the pastels then wet the board with a paint brush and water. New under painting, new start! I'm happy with it today.
My sketches today were done in the regular sketchbook with the same Prismacolor Premier 03 pen/fine line marker. We were out on the porch as it was near 70 degrees. When we went to town at noon it was 61 degrees!
No real studio time this morning because today was the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce Luncheon to thank the police departments and first responders. I signed Gene and I up for that a few weeks ago. We enjoyed the lunch catered by Maxine's. It was good to see and be a part of the celebration. We have a great caring community.