In early October, facing Fall cold symptoms, I was compelled to self-isolate, and schedule a Covid test.
I faced this somewhat disheartening development the way I do so many others, by painting my fool head off. I decided to create 10 sketches in 10 days of self-isolation. The idea was to paint watercolor and ink sketches to celebrate the wonderful hiking season we had enjoyed so much. The first few days went as planned:
Then I thought, “well I can paint small oils in a day, let’s do that!”
That piece was such a fun little treat to create I wanted to paint another small oil. I was supposed to be working on a portrait of a dog, but I was not getting it so I painted this over it:
The next day I started what I thought was a dynamic 16 x 12” oil of the Giant Steps, but I went around and around and was never really satisfied with that one, so you don’t get to see it. Instead:
And yes, I finished the dog! The client is very pleased with the portrait.