Start of week 25 of 2021

June 21, 2021

When I rolled out this site I told myself: every Monday I'll write a weekly post. Was I successful with it? — No.

Again, nothing related with beauty was done in past three weeks. And even my work has nothing to do with this. I have almost no work now. However, I have something else, grand and scary. That's big changes in my life which won't leave me any time for beautiful things in the next couple of months. And then, — then I'll have to earn money by writing crappy code and I'm not sure this will leave some time for beauty. Of course, I'll try to drift towards the loveliness.

Meanwhile, I've ordered frames for most of my paintings. One painting I presented to my brother and tried to send another one to sunny California. However, the customs did not say yes. I haven't found any clear instructions so I'm doing this by trial and error. Maybe, search engines have already rolled down to hell, maybe people became to greedy to share knowledge. When I'll pass this quest I'll write how it was and how it should be.

Tried to take photos of my paintings with a decent camera. Anyway, they do not look good. Unable to set up the light. My favorite painting technique, with a lot of oil and a little of pygments, produces glossy surface which is quite difficult to photograph.

Here we go.

P.S. a lot of oil is about sunflower oil, clean and clear as a tear of a virgin girl. Linseed oil from a shop won't get glossy, it'll get yellow instead.