Oil on Linen
This painting has been keeping me company at my easel for the last two weeks. I listen to music while painting and if there are others around, I close the french doors to my studio. I love painting in my own little world. In fact, I need to be alone when I paint and find it difficult to concentrate when there are others around. But that's just me.
When my kids were young, I didn't have the luxury of solitude while painting. Even if they were at school, I always answered the phone. What if it were the school nurse or something else popped up concerning the kids? Now that they're adults (and my son no longer lives at home), I have the peace required to create. I envy other people who can multi-task. Some people can write, read or paint no matter what is going on around them.
Are you one of those people or do you need solitude?