You’d think with all the extra time I have on my hands this piece wouldn’t have taken so long. But it did.
I started this a week or better ago and had posted a few of the stages up on Facebook. (some of the problem) And since Facebook is sooooo sloooow this morning I’ll work on this post a little early and surprise the heck out of everybody.
This painting is an old subject for me. I had originally painted it several years ago and though the original is pretty good, somehow it never made it out into the world to find a place of it’s own.
And that’s OK. It has plenty of company here.
And sometimes it’s fun to just paint something a second time. I do it most often when I’m stuck for a subject. “Stuck” meaning I’m not getting too excited about any of my reference material and the world outside is (as far as I’m concerned) hostile to my style of plein air painting. I’m a pansy. So I go over to the rack, pull something out, and repaint it.
But I believe the outside world may see me tracking around in the snow here soon. Friends have invited me to paint with them and I’m going to take them up on the offer. I think it’ll get me even more unstuck and it’ll get me to heck out of the house for a day.
Biggest difference? The kids who were playing on the near bank have waded over to the far bank. Questions?
Until next week.