Monday, January 12, 2009

Giraffe - Small Update

Giraffe
watercolor
copyright
Jan Gibson


The weekend was kind of hectic so I didn't get to paint and didn't get much done this morning either. I was just kind of dragging and haven't been in the mood to work on this. There are things that I don't like and I don't know whether I can salvage the painting or not.

So, to put off working on it, I decided to take a break and watch a little tv. I tuned into the View since they're supposed to have such interesting discussions. I'm not much of a tv watcher but I have seen the View before. It's gotten a little wild during those times but I could usually keep up with what was being said.

However, today I wandered into what could only be called a female version of the Jerry Springer show! Everyone was yelling at one another. I don't know who the guest was but they wouldn't give her much of a chance to speak and when she was allowed to say something, they immediately jumped on her again.

As I said, I've seen this show before when everyone was riled up but today was insane! Why do they even bother with guests that they know will provoke that kind of reaction?

Moreover, why do people even watch this show? And better yet, why was I watching it?!!! I guess Barbara Walters may give it some kind of sophisticated credibility, but from what I saw today, the viewers must be closet rednecks of the Jerry Springer ilk!


4 comments:

Jeanette said...

I think this is quite savable. A few details and contrasts and it will all come together.

Sometimes its useful to take a few days away from something, then you can tackle it again with fresh eyes.

Some of these tv shows are just too scary aren't they? I'm like you, I watch little tv then come across something like that and wonder why I bothered at all.

"JeanneG" said...

I had to go look at who was the guest. Looks like it was Ann Coulter and she is always controversial. I used to like the show but now it does seem to be a shouting match. You can really hear what they are saying when they are shouting all over each other.

Jan said...

Thank you Jeanette, I did work a bit more on it yesterday and it's looking better. However, we'll just have to see how it comes out.

Funny how you can see a reference photo and be so enthused until you actually begin to work on it!

TV scary? Hmmm, some of it that's supposed to be so legit is downright disgusting! I think it'll stay off like before!

Jan said...

Jeanne, thanks for finding out who the guest was on the View. I think I have seen her before but she's not familiar enough to me to recognize.

Yeah,a shouting match just about describes that show now. And I think it was just a shock to see something like that after all the relative quiet I normally experience!