The start of a new year is a wonderful time to take stock, including in my studio. I did a proper cleanout and found some things I can re-use, re-do, just make better.
One of these is a big square landscape I painted years ago, when my colors tended to get a bit muddy from overthinking and overworking a canvas, but there’s lots of workable parts there. And that’s the beauty of oils…I can add to that painting years later as long as I haven’t glazed it. Some little art elf must have whispered to my subconscious, “This one’s not quite ready for prime time…” and I never took that final step.
Enter this little study, literally done while dinner cooked. I love it, and can’t wait to expand it on that old canvas. And here’s a toast to having a full time job and 3 busy kids and great friends to see and a pile of books to read and a garden to tend and a list of Netflix gems I will NOT tell Jack about or he’ll watch way too many episodes without me and an entitled demanding corgi who collectively won’t ever let me muddy the paint again.
Contact me for the original (4.5″ x 8″ on panel, $95) or prints can be found here: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/poppy-field-anne-lewis.html