We all make them whether we want to admit it or not. We take inventory of 2009 and look to 2010 with fresh eyes and plans to make those changes in our habits that we deem necessary. Yes I made a few New Year's Resolutions, but at my age, I am more pragmatic and realistic. This past year brought some health problems that forced me to retire from a long time teaching career. Painting became my day in and day out occupation. No excuses now for not getting into the studio every day. But what has become evident to me, if not my husband, I work better under tight time pressures. Thirty-five years of schedules and deadlines are difficult to shake off and take my time to think and reflect on what I want to paint. So after all the family has gone back home and the holidays are over,and a bad cold/flu had subsided, I sit and look at the blank canvas wondering which direction to go in. For me, the best remedy for this dry spell is to paint small and quickly. Here are a few "quickies" that I did hoping that something more challenging will come along.
The yellow creamer with grapes was a 8" X 10" that took a little longer than a day but proved to be a challenge because of the bisque surface with no reflective properties.