Recently…. I took the month of July off. :( I intended to only take the month off from my research and my Patreon but it ended up being pretty much everything. I think with summer and kids home, I needed the break.
Then slowly in August I got back to things. I began this commissioned dog portrait before my break so it was the first thing I wanted (needed?) to return to and finish.
Then when I started to get a little stuck with it, I started another large piece based on an old digital collage. Working on them both at the same time seemed to help me along with the dog portrait.
And finally I think it’s finished! The other piece I don’t think is done but I’m going to sit with it for awhile. Also big news—I got an easel! I haven't used an easel since college so it’s been a fun and interesting change.
Now I’m working on some small portraits. Cider Days is in a couple weeks and I’m hoping to add 12 new portraits for the event. So far I’m painting musicians and it’s been a nice change of pace. I’ll also do some artists and maybe authors too.