"Just Me" - oil, 8x8", $450 framed
Although this is almost two years old, I thought it appropriate to include today. I painted it "alla prima", or "all in one sitting". I had started taking a painting class from a local artist. The same one who is still teaching the plein air classes. I was so taken on that particular day of class, that I came home, sat down, and painted this little gal. It was as if the paint rolled right off my brush, amazing! "Be one with the Muse"! I worked from a reference photo, although I took some liberties with the piece. But for me it has taught me a lot to just keep looking at this little painting. Less is more. Simplicity carries a big message. Lost and found edges, and don't over-think things.