I haven’t posted in a couple weeks because I have been plodding through a larger piece. It’s coming along, slowly and with effort. I’m at the point now where I wish it finished for the sake of it being finished; I know if I set it aside and work on something else I will likely never return to it.
Also, in advance of open studios I have been ramping up my painting on days that I don’t work my full time job. Normally, on a day off, I will putz around the house, and paint for 2-3 hours in the afternoon. In the past two weeks, however, I have spent a total of 5 days off, painting for a 2-3 hour stretch in the morning, and another 2-3 hour stretch in the afternoon. That’s a lot of standing in front of the easel!
But it pays off! This week, in addition to the work on the larger painting, I completed two smaller works. Thanks to the urging of friends, what started out as exercises have developed into small series.