6" x 6" Oil on Panel
I started this painting on day 7. The boat went into shadow within 30 mins so I brought it home to finish. The next two days were spent cleaning out my office space so that I can now have a designated space to paint at home. In the process I threw out my back so I took off two days from painting. I went back to it yesterday to finish up this painting and I'm just not feeling like I'm finished. I found myself really tired from the 37 days straight of doing back to back challenges, and it felt good to give myself permission to take a couple of days off. These are all self imposed challenges and it is not life and death if I don't paint, it is just a way to develop commitment and skill. I'm realizing that it is just as important to take a break to recharge as it is to paint. Cleaning out my office is something I have talked about for months so although it isn't finished it is begun and doesn't seem so daunting. It freed up a lot of energy to begin painting again.
After spending over 20 years photographing professionally I thought it was time to explore something new and experience my world with paint and a brush.