Good evening. I've been away from my paints for too long due to a sick house. It's been through all six of us which has been about as much fun as a dozen ingrown nose hairs.
But today, I finally got to put down three or four layers on a new piece based on a photo that my eleven-year-old took while we were driving. She can't keep the camera still and her photos are always blurry, but I was driving on this particular occasion and wasn't able to pull over and accommodate her.
At first the blurry photo seemed like a bad composition....then this morning after further analysis, I saw perhaps what she saw through that iPhone lens...the potential for a piece that offers a morning with the mist lifting on a wheat field this past spring.
I put four hours in on this piece today, and hope to make this a two day piece and not a week long one. So, if all goes well tomorrow (i.e. I don't get another call from the school nurse again) then this landscape should be ready to go hang tomorrow (after it dries for a bit).
Here's the inspiration photo that my daughter took:
And below is what I have so far on this piece in one hour increments:
Any ideas for a title?
Thank you for plugging along with me and I hope that you are all stockpiling some rest before the holidays get here (in case you have lots of company coming like we do!)
See you tomorrow...