"Freya," painted sketch, image roughly 4-1/2" x 9" on a 9" x 12" page, commissioned portrait of a Doberman Pinscher. This portrait has been sold (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!). However, if you would like something similar, I offer a limited number of painted sketches each year, and inquiries may always come my way - I can add you to a waiting list.
Taking a Cue From a Master
Carol Marine, a daily painter of tremendous renown, spends a lot of time traveling and enjoying her family. And one of the things that enables her to do this is what she calls "painting ahead" - she prepares her daily paintings ahead of time, and schedules her blog posts for those days when she may be on the road/unplugged from the internet.
And this is what I did yesterday and last night - I stole her idea, and painted ahead.
Why? Well, for one, I'm supposed to be teaching tonite (Thursday the 18th) (I say supposed to be because class is outdoors this time around, and the weather is looking a little iffy). But, if I do, I know I will come home and want to relax - NOT go into the studio and paint for a few hours.
Additionally, I'm thoroughly in love with a huge volume of Lucian Freud paintings, and the idea of skipping studio time altogether to sit on the backporch and read till a nap overcomes me is kinda appealing.
However, who knows how the day will end up unfolding? I do like that this way, painting ahead and scheduling my blog post, takes a bit of the pressure off. If I feel like painting, I can, and if things play out and I cannot get to the easel, I'm ok too. And that's not too bad at all!
Thanks, as always, for following along with my artwork,