Holy smokes, I just realized that when I processed this for the site I forgot to reduce the size of the image. This thing's four feet long... Anyway, now all I need to do is add a little blur to the shading on the land and the reflections in the water and mess a little with the overall color. And I realized that while I started off thinking of this as a river it looks more like a lake or reservoir.
So my pal Deborah Kuchar is coming over this afternoon to have lunch and then help me start whipping my studio into functional shape.
I need to get rid of a ton of books in order to make room for things that are currently sitting on the floor. It's not going to be an entirely heartbreaking situation -- I'll be dumping old computer manuals, books with visual references that I can easily look up on the web, things I bought at yard sales and never got around to reading.
I like to go through my library this way every so often. There's a hard core of books that I know damn well I'm going to read again. There are books that are so darned cute I can't bear to part with them. There are necessary reference volumes.
But right now I'm at the point I just need space. We may have a new member in the writer's group and if I don't get some elbow room cleared we're gonna have trouble. Plus, I want to get my printer back into play.
So today we get to see a massive dump of volumes. Oh, joy.