Friday, November 19, 2010

Almost Done and Dreams Delayed

Lambert Lake Twilight
Oil on Linen

This painting is almost done.  I don't want to insert any more details, yet there are a couple more glazes that need to be put on.  It's at the point where I'm almost afraid to touch it.  There is more time spent at the easel gazing at it, than painting.  I look at it from across the room to see what else might need to be done.  I've spent three weeks on this painting so we're very good friends by now.

On another note, I need to mention that our move out to the country has been put on hold indefinitely.  When I found this out, it was very disappointing.  I felt like gnashing my teeth and throwing something.  After feeling sad for about a week, I've come to realize that my glass really is half full.  My husband and I have a beautiful, comfortable, yet small, home.  Our loved ones are healthy and happy.  There are too many blessings to count, yet if I were to write them down, they would fill volumes.  

Something to keep in mind this Thanksgiving season.  Abundance is all around us.  So Happy Thanksgiving and Blessings to You All.

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Sun Room Studio

I love painting in my little sun room at this time of year.  It's not too warm, not too cold.  It's just right.  This 24x30 linen panel is as big as my french easel will take.  Any larger, and I'll have to bring my big monster easel up from the basement.  And I do plan on painting larger soon.

For now I can paint, comfortably seated.  Once in a while I get up and  move way back to study the canvas from a distance.  That's when I can see the overall picture and where to go next.

Usually I close the French doors to listen to music.  My husband installed speakers that are programed to go to different rooms.  So I'll shut the speakers off that go to the living room and kitchen.  And I listen to the speakers in the sun room.  This also comes in handy if I get the urge to paint in the middle of the night.