MY EASEL: MULTI-TASKING (click image to enlarge & click links highlighted below)
While recently browsing through the thousands of photos I've taken of my gardens and paintings, I came across this one of my easel last Summer, which I thought I'd share with you. It's a perfect example of my constant multi-tasking efforts, with several "Little Gems" paintings shown in progress. Those of you who purchased these paintings will recognize them. The lilies on the left is a detailed image of a 24x36 inch commissioned painting entitled "Basket of Roses & Lilies" which served as inspiration for the smaller 6x6 inch painting, "Butterflies & Lilies" in progress next to it. One of three 4x4 inch fawn paintings is underway, and a Spode teacup with black cherries precariously balanced, was reference for the painting on the right. Several sketchy ink layouts on notebook paper became two commissioned book paintings, with another image behind it which was a composite for a commissioned 20x24 inch fruit & floral painting entitled "Exuberance" featured in the recently published Daily Painters book. The iris is a photo I took in my garden; the 8x8 inch painting (not shown) is underway and expected to be offerred for sale on ebay this Spring . . . if I can bear to part with it. Framed in the background is "Cottage Blooms". Perhaps the state of my easel and the condition of the strip of paper glued to the front, reveals my endeavors to achieve that which is written upon it, "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau
Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.