|'The Cows Next Door' 5x7 plein air pastel ©Karen Margulis|
|A total disaster after several months of preparing for IAPS and travel|
Next I decided to multi task and download my trip photos. I had about 3600 photos on my card. iPhoto didn't like that. It crashed. I couldn't find the photos when I rebooted so I tried to download them again. I was informed that they were there but I couldn't find them. Four frustrating hours later I had to update my photo program and wait for the library to be rebuilt. Thankfully all my photos including the 3600 trip photos were there. But nowI have to get used to the new photo program. I don't like change. *sigh*
There is a lesson here. I could be frustrated with my day and mope about it or I could embrace it and make tomorrow great. I could treat my bad day the way I treat a bad painting...a redo was in order!
That is what I did with the painting I am sharing today!
|One of the cows next to our manor in Meuvaines France|
If the big cow wasn't working what else could I do to make the painting work? I brushed it out. It left a big light area of pastel surrounded by green. All of the sudden I had an idea. The light area would become the house in the distance and I would make the cows smaller. The ghost image guided me and in the end I was pleased with the little painting.
A redo and change of attitude was needed for the painting and that is what's needed for my frustrating day!