8 x 10 oil on stretched canvas
From time to time I share my paintings here on this site (to see more, check out my other blog here). Of course in order to post a painting, I actually have to paint - which I have barely done since well before Freja was born. Last week I got to sit down for bit and paint (thank you Dave). Naturally, after nearly a year of very little painting, I decided to start in with something very different. While sailboats are a normal subject matter for me, I seldom paint using a palette knife. I find painting with a knife very freeing since the colors and general shapes are much more important then what you're actually painting. This painting was actually inspired by a painting Hadley did recently using similar colors and a series of triangles.
Painting for me is a completely absorbing experience. It's is a chance to fully immerse myself in what I'm doing (unlike mothering, where even when I am actively engaged with children, I'm usually outnumbered and keeping track of several different things at the same time. I am really hoping to get back to a little more painting shortly!