I'm painting from photo references during the winter months and generally choosing whatever brings a smile. I loved my visit to Phoenix in November and so enjoyed the scenery- the different color palette and the plant life that is so different from my New England home. This is the second small gem this month. They look fabulous in gold 2" frames and I can't wait for this one to dry.
I went out to paint in the snow for the first time. Warm boots, coat, snow pants- but cold fingers and hard to adjust to gloves. The light was fantastic and you realize how many people are out and about in our local conservation land- hiking and skiing and walking dogs. It was a great way to spend the afternoon and I am very happy with the result.
Whew! That was a bit of a long stretch without paintng- almost two weeks. So good to be back. I return to this barn grouping often because it brings a smile and a sense of home. I took several photos of these groups this summer and it called to me as a great way to gear back up for the new year.
No painting for a bit this month. I've been readjustung to work, traveling and just trying to catch up after a very busy December. I also got stuck with a painting I started and couldn't finish. Somehow I can't quite abandon it yet. I've also been thoughtfully taking in information and thinking about the painting year ahead. I'd like to see more accomplished this year than last, enter some shows, paint outside voraciously, take one or two great workshops. In order for any of this to happen, I need to be very intentional with my time and resources. The respite is great for quieting and planning and refueling. I can't wait to get back to the easel!