Bright Summer Light
I had hoped I would have a finished painting to show you, but there are still issues to work out on this one. Here is an image from a corner of my new studio. I think the problem at this point is with the shadows.... I realized that I didn't put in all of the branches... but I did put in most of the shadows! I'll hopefully get some tweaking done on Monday and be able to post an official picture by mid-week.
I'm really enjoying having my own studio and it is just so spacious compared to the way I was working before. My poor space looks so sparse compared to the other established artists, but if I'm still there in 10 years I am sure it will have lots of character, too! At the top of my wish list is a proper studio easel. I am just using my portable Plein air easel right now. I also need to get another table or trolley that is better than that t.v. table you see. It needs it to be larger and higher, maybe with drawers or shelves underneath. Accumulating these things is all part of the fun, so I can be patient.
I thought it would be neat to show these post-blizzard photos that I took at my parent's yesterday when the boys went over to play (day off school). The top image shows the overhang of drifted snow off their roof and the other one shows my boys playing on the awesome hill of plowed snow at the end of mom and dad's street. The kids had a blast climbing on it and making up games. It sure brought back memories for me. When I was a little girl I absolutely loved making snow forts, climbing snow "mountains", digging snow tunnels. It is so fun watching the boys do the same. Although instead of playing "Charlie's Angels" they are playing "Indianna Jones"!.
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