A super productive morning in the studio!  I finished up some paintings that have been lingering.  (All three from my last post are completed.)  It was great to be able to work with the door wide open, I am so ready for Spring weather.  It was one of those mornings where everything seemed to work the way I wanted and all my surprises were good ones.  What more can you ask for?

I did try this week to work a bit in acrylic.  I just can't seem to love it.  Oil paint works so much better for me, the flexibility and drying time are perfect.  I used to use a drier for my oils. Now a days when my studio time is squeezed in around nap time and bed time, and anytime I can get some help, I find that coming back to still wet paint is a life saver.  

I am anxious to get back to some encaustic work soon too.  That's next up!  Although I may need to replenish some supplies before that happens.  

 "Chandelier" 30x40" oil on canvas

  "Hot House" 24x36" oil on canvas

  "Neighborhood" 36x48" oil on canvas

  "New Years" 16x20" oil & conte on canvas

  "Ohio" 30x40" oil on canvas

This last one was a little outside the box for me. It seems more representational.  It has lingered the longest in my studio. For the a while it didn't quite seem like me.  But I am happy with the outcome. I am curious to see if it's a new direction or a tangent.

Have a great weekend!