|Islands across the bay. Acrylic on canvas. 24 x 36"|
This is a larger acrylic I did as part of joining the local art group. Joining in and being committed to physically being at a set place, at a set time for the purpose of painting was productive as I finished two paintings in 3 weeks. So far I have learnt to be freer with my brush, approach the canvas with gusto and confidence, and be bold with colour. My question though is how to find time to paint. I don't work so that should be easy? right? But by the time you factor in 2 teenagers and homeschooling, with singing, drama, and flute lessons... and boy my week starts to look rather full! I'm contemplating just treating 'studio time' like I would if I was working - just say for 2 hours every morning I am 'at work' in the studio and make a commitment to myself to do it.
|White teapot. oil on masonite. 20 x 30cm approx.|
|Blue coffee pot. oil on masonite. 8 x 10"|
Three new paintings. Life has been busy, but I'm still here, and still painting.