8 x 10"
oil on panel
I've had a cold. In the grand scheme of things, it's just an ordinary cold but it turns the brain to mush. But after a very nice evening with a couple who bought a painting of mine recently, I got a much-needed shot in the arm and jumped back into the paints, despite my mushy brain.
Lucky for me, a Game of Thrones marathon has been on all day and I've stayed focused for a change, painting and reminding myself how the story has progressed - ready for the return of Season 3 tonight. Yay. It's the best thing on television, if you haven't tuned in yet. Baseball returns tomorrow, the trees are budding and life is good.
I painted this piece on a bright, red ground - which takes some patience because colors do appear different on the red, with less predictable results, but that's what makes it fun. Just like when you paint on black - at first you battle with it, then get familiar with how to go along with it.