It is hard to believe I started (and stopped) this blog over four years ago. The good news is, I didn’t stop painting. Life did get very busy, however. I got real job (starving artist and all that). Working six days a week made it very difficult to get into the creative mood. But with a change in schedule a year ago that allowed me three full days off a week, I found I could settle into painting on a regular schedule. Since then I have done little else in my free time, but paint. Oil painting. I made a resolution for 2016 that I would concentrate on and master (to my liking), oil painting.
My first painting for 2016 won third prize out of 196 entries in May 2015 on renoartio.com. This gave me a good boost to keep going. Since then I’ve finished seven other paintings and am on number eight.
I’m working on a website which I hope to have soon.
Life is GOOD!
This is the award winner.
This was painted from a photograph I took of the pond nearby. I had been dreaming about painting this for a number of years. I’m so happy I finally tackled this one.