It has been awhile between paintings. As a painter the radical change from summer to winter always causes me pause. Then, surprisingly after a period of time, the idea of painting becomes easy and compelling and ideas start to flow. Take the following link for an excellent blog on this very subject..... http://blog.stevenpressfield.com/2009/12/writing-wednesdays-21-sticking-points/
In addition to the summer/winter pause, we had a big wind storm which wiped out one of our pine trees. This particular tree was over 80 feet tall and over 120 years old (I counted). After the wind storm part of the tree was still standing and needed to come down. So my efforts went into finding guys to cut down the remaining tree and cut and clean up the mess. I called Columbia Tree Service out of Hood River. These guys were professionals and brought the tree down between two houses without any problem. I wish painting was that easy. Needless to say having multiple chains saws buzzing, trees falling, and a big machine grinding everything into bits and pieces, was not conducive to painting, but it was amazingly fun! I baked the guys cookies.
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.
I already have another painting started ……