I want to get one more pine painting, this time in the studio, before I forget a lot of what I learned about painting them. I started an 18x24 oil on canvas today. I have become very fond of painting pines over the last ten days. I'm not really interested in the realistic portrayal that others enjoy. I will continue with my study of the design aspects of painting the pines. This one will be a bit more refined than the plein air work I did at Wekiva State Park. I will not do this one alla prima, but rather in stages for a few days.
Today was my bread baking day and it was so nice to enjoy that process after being away from it for about three weeks. He house smells wonderful and the bread is delicious!! I made Italian Herb Cheese yeast bread and used the herbs from my garden, picked and chopped and added to the dough. What a way to bake. I have little interest in gardening but I do love my small herb garden. It makes cooking and baking wonderful.
I have just about gotten unpacked and I will need to dust and clean my studio next weekend. I'm just too tired right now. Tomorrow I get back to the gym and then to my studio in town for four days. It is so wonderful to get back to a routine for a little while.