Since our last thrilling chapter, Diego found the hidden treasure map, but was betrayed by Warren, who (as it turns out) was working for Mister Redfield the entire time. Meanwhile, Patricia discovered a hidden room in the attic, with a lock that the key from the kitchen just happened to fit! As she turns the lock, slow, shuffling noises come from inside…
Actually, none of that happened, sorry. I hope you weren’t expecting to find out what happens to Diego now, let along Roger (who got left out of the update). No, we just did some more work on a painting. A step forward, a step back, then some more steps forward.
Just to try and do something with it, I took some red and white, and a bit of burnt sienna, and played over the canvas with more or less random marks.
We ended up with this.
I didn’t like it, so I grabbed more paint and covered it over, so we were (again more or less) back at square one.
Then, while semi-watching 42nd Street, I decided to try some more with white, burnt sienna, and raw umber. I could still see some of the marks beneath the latest layer of paint, so I decided to play with them. While doing so, I happened to turn the canvas to a horizontal position, and…I thought I liked it more that way.
The next series of images shows how the work that evening happened to end up on the canvas.
I’m thinking this is more successful than the last version–at least, I can look at it and not think, That’s all wrong.
So that’s where we stand, as of today. I’ll probably do more on it this week (I have more Buzby Berkeley musicals to watch after all). Probably not tonight, though. Tonight I’m going to see Cloverfield.
Thanks for visiting, again, and see you soon. Maybe next time we’ll find out what happens to Diego, eh?