Well, the name of the painting above is an apt title for getting back in the swing of things after holiday fun! I like to set up little arrangements to tune up my seeing after a break from the easel. Below is a shot of the (very simple) set-up:
I eliminated the fourth leaf and just tried to get some paint quality going. Time to re-learn an old lesson, namely, sometimes we forget how to paint ( at least I do! ) Remedy: get back to painting from life, and use big brushes, just as one of my painting friends reminded me not long ago - don't forget the Big Brush Theory. Oh, duh! I need to take my own advice, as we are off and running into this new and exciting year.