|Desert Oasis, In Progress, oils, 24" x 24"|
After a week and a half of various color combinations going round in my head, I seem to have settled down to doing a study in green on my first full day back to the studio since early August. The palette that developed is Green Oxide, Ultra, Venetian Red, Cad Lemon Yellow Burnt Umbra, Warm White and Titanium. It was a joy to be back with lung cancer gone, lung capacity as good as ever and a leg that is strong and able. My attitude is renewed as well. Throw caution to the wind and go with the intuition accumulated over a lifetime of painting. Paint when so moved. Smell the roses, whether they're blooming or not, when tedium colors the studio dreary. Painting should be a joy not a job.