watercolor 8 x 8 inches
I got home from Juneau on Wednesday and have been slow to get going in the studio again. This always happens when I leave.... I just can't seem to get back into a good routine for a while. Well, I'm here putting something on my blog which is a sign that I'm getting back in the groove.
I painted this still life Saturday and Sunday. It took most of Saturday to set it up. I sure wish I'd put the banana closer to the apple.... there's always something. The Calico Fruit bowl was my mother's. It has a pretty bad crack in in and I've used it in two other paintings, with fruit, of course.
Although the weather was wretched in Juneau, the retreat was fun and I painted a few little watercolors from the window and we went to Amalga Harbor on Sunday when there was a short break in the weather. After I got home, I worked some more on the gouache painting that I've been piddling with for about a month and now its with another painting that I worked on for weeks and am still wondering how to finish. I'm not going to look at either for a while.
Yesterday I got the water mixable oil paints out and painted a small painting which I actually like. And did another today which I don't like so much, but gessoed a bunch of mat board to do some more on. And am at least thinking about challenging myself to painting 30 oil paintings in 30 days.