8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel
This little vase was given to me one year for Christmas by one of my daughters. Somewhere along the way the lid got broken, but I've saved the vase for sentimental reasons.
I experimented today with my arrangement. I moved my palette to the end of my desk so that I had to stand about six feet from the easel while mixing paint. It really forced me to stand back and look at the painting from a distance as I was working on it. I can't say it made the painting any better, but it was good for me to move away after every few strokes. I really concentrated less on small details and more on the overall painting.
My husband and I went last weekend to an Art Fair in a small town nearby, and I had a really fun time talking to the artists who were exhibiting. There were three whose works I really admired, and I later learned that all three of them at one time were students of my current instructor! Is that cool, or what?