Saturday, December 12, 2009

Confession- I'm Into My Day Job Work

Below is end of day Friday - I was supposed to be done, or close, but I have at least three more days to go.
Being off work today, I'm already missing it. I have a very strong desire to paint a one-stroke lintel, allowing it to trail off, naturally creating dimension. Architectural rendering is amazingly satisfying. It really slows me down, and I can't dash through it. It slows me down and I start enjoying the process in a different way.

It doesn't show, but the monochromatic color scheme is actually a very subtle layering of brownish gray over blue-lavender gray, with slightly yellowish highlights.


Steven LaRose said...

I know what you mean. Lintel after lintel can be so Zen. But then, right when you've got the perfect delicacy, it becomes apparent that the whole flip has to change because of distance from the light source. It is also a perfect Gestalt thing. Once you figure out how little you can get away with in order to generate the most profound big picture. 'member when you were talking about diy tools? Your stencil holder? On these sorts of jobs, I always want a combination lining stick with a beveled edge/maul stick with slightly absorbent padded feet/and level. Oh, and maybe the top surface could be dry eraser strip with increments so that one could mark off spaces.

How are you getting all these great jobs? Maybe it is a perk of living in a greater metropolitan area? Do you feel that you have much competition? Do you advertise?

Carla said...

I want that tool!

I went 8 months this year with very close to no work at all. The recent church project was a referral from another local company, who are very busy with an out of town project. This mural was a referral from previous client.

Nomi Lubin said...

Absolutely lovely.

Nomi Lubin said...

Yes, I came off my sick bed (couch) to say this!

Carla said...

Nomi, I am truly honored.

Nomi Lubin said...

hee hee