Today I am showing you another studio piece. Fall is typically the time of year that I am hunkering in to my studio to catch up and produce some gallery work for fall and Christmas shows. It is a shift for sure after spending much of the summer painting small studies from life. Although there is a certain satisfaction in completing a larger studio piece, I have to say I have quite fallen in love with the practice of working from life and know that I will keep doing it throughout the rest of my painting career. I would like to think that the practice informs my larger studio pieces on quite a number of levels.
Over the next few weeks I will be getting in some days devoted entirely to working from life (GOTTA keep my chops up) and I am looking forward to that. I'm loving the challenge and the results I see in my growth as a painter as a result of the practice of daily painting. I will post some of those as I get them done.
In the mean time, I'm hoping all of you are keeping the paint flying and the brushes wet.