Daily Archives: January 16, 2010

Painting today, 30 X 40 inch canvas, a big canvas can be daunting. I tend to work really fast so coping with something that big is outside my comfort zone. This may be a good thing. I've been staring at the impressonists and their use of light and just suggestion for an object. It can be hard to let go of being compelled to put every vein in every leaf and work loosely.

Is it going to be a huge blob or is it going to light up and take off? Tor chose this one from a photograph of Pluogovonen in Brittany. A chestnut tree with a cat and a big hedge. Wonder if I can pull it off?