Happy New Year!
I love it when I can start a day early with a cup of mocha by the fire in my Studio. As I write this, it is still dark outside. This morning's reading inspiration was the February 2009 issue of The Pastel Journal. A good article by Margot Schulzke about gesture in painting and as always, good advice from Richard McKinley about color and arrangement of palette. If I was the Queen of Organization for colored pencil, Richard is surely the King of Organization for pastel and oil.
Above is my first painting of 2009, in progress. Oil, 9 x 12 inches. Looking forward to a year of happy painting.