Tim is up, I smell sausage cooking and know its time for me to rise and shine……….
Breakfast is over, I’ve cleaned the kitchen and with second cup of coffee in hand, I head to the studio. At the breakfast table, the thought of starting a new painting was on my mind. After scrolling through photos the night before, I had picked out several options. As I enter the studio, its time to decide which one strikes my interest the most before squeezing out paint on my palette. But, as I turn and head for my easel, several unfinished paintings grab my attention. A feeling sweeps over me of disappointment that there are so many. Amazing how a mood can be changed so quickly. It’s like looking over your ‘To Do List’ with nothing checked off. It hits me, I can’t start something new with all these unfinished projects calling my name.
Two of the paintings only need the bottom edge of the gallery wrap canvas painted, one just needs a few finally strokes and a signature.
A couple more are only blocked in with the initial thin coat of paint and need a lot of work to complete. My enthusiasm for a new painting has left. Now I know the plan for my day. Get some checkmarks on that ‘To Do List’. Surveying the canvases in front of me, I chose to focus on Lazy Waters for the day. It was started last winter as a demo at WildChild Art Gallery and I really liked the block in but had never put it back on the easel again. I also took the time to paint the bottom/sides of the large sunrise and sign, which makes it finished and add some touches to my stormy sky. At the end of the day, I felt good! Check!!!