I woke up resolved to put in fuller days in the studio. It was six thirty. I dressed, went downstairs,poured coffee, replied to comments, viewed a few blogs and stumbled into this video of a lecture given by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love that reinforced my determination, by easing those little anxieties I have about my capabilities. I was in the studio by nine fifteen dancing to BB and working with the yellows I have (CYM, Hansa and Naples) and hoping my genius was in the room. It was. The session went well. I didn't finish the painting; I didn't expect to. I took it as far as my knees would let me then came up to ice at the computer, before the afternoon session.
Behind me on the other side of the glass I could see my paint order on the porch. After lunch there will be stocking to do and then I would see if cadmium yellow light was really all that important. It was. I also discovered that I didn't make a mistake buying Titan Buff a couple of years ago. It's warmer than Titanium white and that's what I wanted for the chocolate. My muse was by my side in the studio again. It may not be there tomorrow, but today was a good one. The two paintings are looking well together and will be striking when hung horizontally three inches apart. Tomorrow, I'll start the third panel. I'm getting excited all over again about the project. See if Elizabeth doesn't excite you with her philosophy about creativity.