Lavender Gambrel, 2009, Oil on Birch Panel, 8x10
I still haven't gotten the underpaintings done on the 40x60 panel. It's all prepped. sitting on easel #2, and is totally in the way. Whoops! Not gonna complain, still way more space here for this sort of thing than I had in the old studio. But twice while trying to get out from behind it after turning on the stereo, I bumped the back of the panel and nearly knocked it off the easel. It would be bad if it fell, certainly there would be damage. Must be more careful! Anyway, looking at my schedule I am thinking I might not be able to get to it until Monday, which will give me a week to get it finished, thereby certainly ruining my fabulous plan of no rushing to finish at the last minute this time. Bugger!
And yesterday I felt giddy at the end of the day. I worked on this painting: all afternoon and I am very pleased with it. Such a great feeling when a piece just flows out of me and when afterwards I can't recall any of the decisions I made, or even whether I was there or not at the time. Heh. Makes up for all the crappy, frustrating and unproductive painting sessions.
I will put up the official jpeg of this one next week sometime. I suspect that it's going to be a tough one to photograph and will probably end up lugging it two flights downstairs to the primo spot for photos and then back up again. Good times.