A few weeks ago I realized I was spending too much time on gadgets---phone and computer. I decided to give it a rest. So I let my friends know that I was going out of range for a week.
I thought it'd be hard. Nope. I thought I'd go a bit stir crazy. Nope. What did happen is I got TONS done. Tons of art, tons of riding, and even more contemplating.
It was relaxing and energizing at the same time. It was so good, I plan another soon. But in the meantime, here's what I was working on. Actually, its a *part* of what I'm working on, as I don't want to show the whole thing til its done.
It's a commission from a very fun lady from Tennessee. Ms. B asked me to do an 18x24 painting of her husband, his son, and their labs, out hunting during a hoar frost. The challenges of this piece are first, the orange! Not a color commonly found or used, and can be tricky to work with. Second, that frost is also tricky, really messes with the values that are normally found.
Ms. B did provide fantastic photos to work with however, and I'm happy about that.