"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else,"
Soft Morning (detail), 12 x 12,
which is a re-do of
Party of Three, 16 x 12,
which is a crop and re-touch of
Yet more changes ....
During December, I have moved my home studio from the main level to the lower level - and wow, I should have done this years ago! Light is streaming in - so much that I need to "manage" it, and I can easily do several paintings at once. There's even room for small "intensives," i.e. little workshops -- chez moi.
Shiny New Space
Empty former studio, which was about 11 x 10; I truly
do not know how all of my stuff was in there, but it was --
for about 12 years!
The painting over fireplace is yet another re-do: it used to be 48 x 48;
now it's cropped, re-stretched, with background adjusted.
Far off is a gift box on the set-up table - at least I can't see too many details :-)
Also I could move my easel.
Meanwhile, a new year approaches, life changes, and I'm hoping to be flexible and to welcome things not yet known. Painting offers a unique opportunity to rip it up and fly -- after all, it's just paint!
A tentative drawing...
can become a more confident painting
Fresh roses, bathed in light