So Much For Good Intentions

4:03 PM

I had planned to take a few days of downtime. Get caught up on email, reading blogs, banking, cleaning up the studio after the last painting, decluttering the house and just decompressing after the last week of manic painting. Hmmmm, not sure what happened to those planned days but I've already got another painting on the go!

I thought I was going to do a full blown painting with some Rainier cherries, but no, I ate too many of the cherries and now I don't have enough. Actually, one of my blog readers, Gwen from Gwen's Daily Painting Blog, echoed my thoughts in her comment yesterday about how the detail image of No Place Like Home (NPLH) was a painting in and of itself that worked on numerous levels.

That's how NPLH started in the first place. I wanted to do a painting of an umbrella, but I couldn't "see" a painting when I was working on the composition. Now that I can, I'm going to begin again and see what happens. I want to play with the "atmosphere" in this painting and see if I can evoke a mood of early morning. In fact, it already has a working title of Chance of Rain.

And you know, the Universe has a wicked sense of humor. After finally finishing NPLH, I was breathing a HUGH sigh of relief because I had finished the painting in time for the competition AND I had salvaged the thing. So I go traipsing out to the mailbox yesterday afternoon to find . . . . . another . . . . prospectus . . . . . with another deadline . . . . . looming in July. . . . . . can you hear the laughter?

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