Studio Bliss

As you artists know, some of the best days are ones where you can spend hours in your studio.  It brings me quiet and peace in my busy life, and gives me a chance to breathe in the lovely fragrance of turpentine…ha ha.  My husband caught me at one of those moments when I had been painting almost all day; fresh out of bed hair-do, no make-up, no shower (yuck), and decided he must take my picture with my blissful smile.

It’s also a time of experimenting and painting exactly the way I want to paint, without outside influences.  Here’s a favorite of mine, done that day.  Simple shapes, simple understated color:

I look forward to winter and pray I receive the gift of time, to paint more.