|Grand Pine, 5 x 7 in, Oil on canvas panel|
Having been away from my easel for three days had a surprising effect on my painting. I never realized how missing a day or two can break the flow of progress. The little, seemingly insignificant things learned in one painting need to be practiced in the next several paintings to become second nature. Although my goal is to paint every day, I can't always predict when my employer will call on me for extra help.