Friday, February 6
Happy Friday, everyone!!
People ask a lot of interesting studio-related questions. One of the most common is: "Are you a morning person or a night owl?"
This week is perfect to answer: It depends. Usually, I am early to rise, which I guess puts me in the "morning person" category.
I make myself a cup of coffee, take care of the dogs, get dressed, and since my studio is attached to my house, I don't have a far walk to work. I am very disciplined when it comes to painting. I paint, sketch, and prepare canvases and paper virtually everyday because I love what I do. Fulfilling commissions and exhibition deadlines is another reason I am always busy.
This week is special because I have been on a roll, artistically speaking. My motivation is alive and kicking right now and that alone just keeps me pushing forward.. I've been burning the midnight oil this week. After dinner, I've been drawn back into the studio to keep painting or to do one more sketch.
So, this week in particular, I have been a bit of a night owl. But, I welcome this situation. It's great to feel productive and then look around and actually SEE the output.
In the picture above is a new image I have been working on called "Butterfly Wing (Right)." And yes, a "left" wing is also in the works. Years ago I painted a canvas with a butterfly wing. Again, just one of those pieces I put aside after I finished it. For whatever reason, now I have butterflies on the brain; therefore, butterflies emerge in the art.