I am really sick of the lectures from Joe Biden. #1 I am tired of Biden talking down to the American people. He isn’t my uncle, or grandpa. He should have had that talk with his son Hunter long ago. But, I guess he trained Hunter to be what he is, a goat (and I don’t mean greatest of all time), but the front man in Joe’s crime team…….team of three. Joe’s brother is part of that team. Joe is not competent enough to have a real conversation with even a pre-school kid, who he has no business around. I wouldn’t want the creep anywhere near my grandchildren. Mark my words, he’d end up with more than a bloody nose.
Finished that oil painting I mentioned yesterday. Turned out pretty decent. Not a masterpiece but not one I immediately tossed in the trash, which I have done before. Now down to the basement (no I am not hiding like Joe) to work on my art studio (being moved from an extra bedroom). Putting a foam floor down for cushion while standing, looking for some appropriate lighting. Next subject for a painting………probably something like a golf ball hidden in the grass. At least right now I don’t seem to have painter’s block!
Property tax went up in our County of St. Charles (Missouri). Have a deficit of $788.00 for projected escrow for this next year I need to pay by Friday! Thanks for only a 5 day notice St. Charles. And of course monthly payment goes up as well for 2022. I’d like to blame Biden for this, but nope this is on St. Charles County. I’d like to see where this is going. St. Charles County has a big population. Everyone is complaining about the property tax (going up higher than usual). With our population and all the building around our area, the County has some big revenue numbers coming in.
Empty shelves: I was out yesterday, looking for lighting and flooring for my art studio. Prices are ridiculous! You can see them rising almost on a daily basis. I went to a grocery store to pick up some ham bits, the shelves were half full (or empty, whatever). Not completely empty, but you couldn’t find some items you may have been looking for. This should not happen in America. Never would I have thought it to be like this. Part of the problem………….and we talked about this years ago, Baby Boomers are retiring in heavy volume. Baby Boomers carried this country for years. Problem now, we have one of it’s lone jackass’s in the lead.
Anyway, it’s a nice mild day (in 50’s) here, time to go to the driving range. Then to the basement. Have a good one!
I was going to say at this moment I am working on an oil painting, putting finishing touches on, but I am typing in this post; so I can’t post and paint at the same time. I will go to the painting immediately upon posting this blog. Why would I even mention this? Actually, I think in the future I will occasionally post some articles on my oil paintings, technique, subjects…….etc.
I have never posted about my art work before, that I can recall. Like blogging I try to paint everyday. Occasionally I get painter’s/artist’s block, as I do with blogging. Posts about my paintings should help with my blogging blocks. I doubt that posting articles to this blog will cure any painting blocks however. Unless of course a reader gives me an idea for a subject. I’ll listen!
The painting I am about to finish, hopefully today, is a re-do of one I painted about 5 years ago. It was of a golf green, with the flag, a closeup of the hole and flag (red flag); with a moonlit background and trees. I had a lot of errors in this painting that I realized shortly after I thought it was complete. Major errors………..like the shadow in the wrong direction. The moon and trees were not in good proportion. SO, the re-do is giving a whole new look………I put a lake in, put the trees further back and added a sand trap. With daily painting I am seeing improvement. Maybe soon I post some of my work here.
I already have some topics for tomorrow………..see it’s working! 🙂