Well, since I went back to school (yes, after 35 years I have gone back to take a few classes at our local community college!) it has been harder to find time to paint. I usually work on my paintings a few times each week, so they are taking much longer to complete. This isn't too bad, though, as I have time to ponder what I'm doing and where I am going with each piece...between homework and classes!
I call this piece, "Breakfast Nook". I used a photo reference that I took last year while plein-aire painting at a garden in Vero Beach, Florida, with my friend Barbara. The home was just as lovely as the gardens and I shot several reference pictures while going into the old home for lunch. This was the entry way to the house off of the front porch. I loved how clean and simple the room was and how the light from the gardens outside gently fell on the table.
The layering technique that I employ is most easily seen in the background and on the lazy susan on the table.
Let me know what you think. I really do enjoy hearing from all of you!