For the past few days I've been working on larger pieces. Some I had started and am finishing and others, like this one, were just in the idea phase- blank canvas. I blocked it yesterday and worked on it most of today. Lots of paint- big brushes-palette knives- really a good stretch!
This is a large piece that I have been stuck on for some time now. The original foreground building was red, and as I blocked it in I just couldn't get past the color or the prominence -I wasn't comfortable with what was there in the scene. Today, I am having some fun changing things around and I am getting much happier with what could happen. There is a long way to go with this one, but I feel that I can move forward at last. It is the type of work I would love to do regularly, so it became a stumbling block. Sometimes, you just have to take some chances and go ahead at risk of failing. Here's hoping I can finish!
It has been a very busy holiday season- not much time to paint in the past two weeks. However, I did manage to finish this one- a gift for family of their "tiny house" a lovely little carriage house apartment in Arlington, MA. Can't wait for the unwrapping later today!