I was recently at a beautiful cottage up near Bancroft on Trout Lake. While I was doing a sketch of the lake, five Canadian geese flew by and landed in the water. It was one of those really wonderful cottage moments you can't get in the city.
Summer is here, the paints are flowing and art is being made. My backyard is looking beautiful and having my studio set up back there is pure joy. I've been working on a commission for about a month a half now and I'm reminded that creating a work of art is a relationship like any other. There are ups and downs and now that the painting is more then half done and looking great, that little bit of self-doubt I had in the beginning is gone. I suppose that's what happens when you haven't painted in a while. or anything else for that matter. This has also been a great lesson in time management -- balancing work with family. I'm happy to say it can be done with a lot of planning and patience. The painting process takes much longer than it did before, but the quality is still there.
I can't wait to see the finished product and I'll post a picture of it when I'm done.