Drawing emotions

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Sad or sadness?

Down turned mouth and soulful eyes,

A flicker of tears moisten the lashes.

A sigh finds its way stifled by closed lips.

What made that face?

A drawing application,

Or my thoughts dragged from finger to screen.

A digital frown of sorrow….

A sigh finally escapes.

No I’m not feeling sad but I just thought I would try and draw emotions. I would like to do a series of simple pictures to express different feelings.

Palette pattern

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I do love the colours that lie underneath the paint layer on my palette. If you use acrylic paint just try peeling the paint layer off carefully. You might be surprised what you find underneath. Colours that clash or harmonise. This works with Acrylics. It won’t work with watercolours and I think that oil paints would still be wet underneath.

You could take a photo of the outcome and play with it as I have.

Is this art? I don’t know, it’s related to art. If I did a series of these by creating new patterns, or photographing every palette I guess I could say it was art. Maybe a type of painting or even fluid art? I’m not sure.

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Ebay and all that.

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I’ve never really got into online shopping or banking. I don’t feel I can trust them.

I’ve thought of using ebay or shopify to sell paintings but I have never done anything. I can imagine it might be a way of selling my art but then when you look into it you can’t really sell things for much and it feels like you would have to paint a high volume of things to make it pay.

I don’t know, maybe I should take the plunge….

Little steps.

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Little Owl

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I’m painting a Little owl for a friend. I started it on Saturday, and need to get it finished. 

I think these are the smallest owls found in Britain. 

I love the piercing eyes, the ruffled feathers. I’m adding Holly in the background to make it more seasonal. It’s another acrylic on canvas, which I find works best for me with this type of subject. 

It’s a commission and already sold so I had better get a move on and get it finished. 

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New editor review. Plus link from WordPress for help with it.

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I’ve just reverted back to the old classic editor (thanks Martha Kennedy for explaining).

I tried to get the new one. I really did. But there are too many bells and whistles I don’t understand.

If I had to rate it I would give it 7/10.

Its not bad, but for someone like me who can’t code and who has only rarely used html… What is that anyway? I was just flummoxed.

Things like tags, I like using tags so people can find my stuff. It took me a while to find them on the old version. I found them again on the new editor. But although I eventually found the publish key I don’t know whether they showed up.

My other problem reverting to classic, is that I have already written this once. Pressed preview and then an error message came up, page cannot be found! It feels very much like a poem I wrote, “unexpected item in the bagging area”. So I put in a plea to WordPress to ask for help. No response yet. I’m not saying this is bad, just that I’m not clever enough to understand. ….

Post script.. .

I’ve had a response from WordPress… You can use this link for more information on how to use editor:

https://en.support.wordpress.com/wordpress-editor/