Still Life: “Heading To The Lake”

12″ x 12″ oil on canvas

The weather is warming up in SoCal and whether you’re a student, homemaker or working the daily grind, it seems like we are all anxious to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine. Even though we had quite a bit of rain this year (for us) the past years of drought have hit this area hard and I’m hoping the lakes have filled enough to get out there and enjoy the water. Here is a personal still life of one of the sports we love to do….. waterskiing, wakeboarding and boating.

#1 Apple – Daily Painting 🎨

I have always wanted to pick up my speed and accomplish more with the time I have when painting but being a perfectionist with my art, I spend many hours on paintings. Thanks to another blogger, Amber with Burnt Umber Arts and her thoughts on the book “Daily Painting”, I plan to finish one or more paintings daily with a time limit of 1 hour for each. Today is day 1 — I started and finished this in 40 minutes and am feeling as though I am back to being a beginner at painting, but of course, Rome wasn’t built in a day.