by Nancy Medina
Oil on Linen Panel
Poppy Offshoot is the newest small work in the studio. This is my first full week as a full-time artist, sans the day job as a magazine editor. Early retirement from one job so I can dedicate 7 days a week to doing what I love at the easel was a great decision, at least so far! It's strange having time to breathe and think things through instead of racing from one deadline to the next. I even turned on the television in the middle of the day to catch the news. It was liberating!
I'm extremely proud because it occurred to me just today I had one of those little upside down wire baskets you put inside your can of Turpenoid to clean your brushes on! All the time it has been on my mind to order one, and there one sat on the shelf near the easel for three years. The next challenge is finding something I can prop on the easel to hold 6X8 and 8X10 canvases steady while I paint! I suppose one stupendous breakthrough a day is sufficient...