Saturday, February 28, 2009
Irvine Wash, Fall
16 X 12 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
My paintings are taking more time to complete right now. Many of them require a session or two in the studio or at the same location. (In fact, I’m running out of work to post.) This painting took four visits to the same location to complete. During the first two I worked on studies of the wash. This 12X16 panel took two visits to complete and one session of painting in the studio.
Lately, when I get home from painting on location I’ll unpack and set the days painting on my easel (conveniently located in my dining room where I can’t avoid seeing it over and over) and live with it for a few days asking myself what is working and what isn’t. When I’ve found some answers, I’ll work on it again.
I’m wondering though, if I had more than 2 1/2 hours every other day to paint would I be able to finish a painting like this? I’m sure I’d still need some time away from it to work out any issues but maybe I’d be closer to finishing.
Do you feel like you have enough time to paint? How do you manage to fit painting into your schedule?
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