I'm back - in Canada, in my new condo home, and starting to paint, again. What with our house move last January, time away in the winter, and settling into a smaller condo townhouse that included painting a room or two, as well as other 'life' matters, painting has taken a back seat to everything else.
Starting to paint after a hiatus of a couple of months, however, is really painful. I am working through lousy drawings, throw-away paintings, much soul searching and hand wringing. Have you been there? The only way I know how to get through this tunnel is to keep my head down and keep working, and this week I am beginning to see some light. Realizing that I had to be purposeful, I looked again at the photos of Otis the cat and these inspired some drawings, and finally a small painting that I am quite happy with.
12" x 12" acrylic on canvas
Though I have never met this handsome orange feline, I am told he is quite the colourful guy.