|Marsh House ©2013 Katherine Kean|
oil on linen 6x6 inches
As much as I like the idea of having all things complete and squared away before a break, it seems there is wisdom in coming back to work on something already in progress, especially if it’s something that you know exactly how to proceed with. Then it’s as simple as picking up right where you left off without fuss or hesitation or over-thinking. It’s a way to keep the flow going between starts and stops. I find this helpful on a day to day basis as well as for longer breaks.
|Sky, Rocks, Beach work in progress ©2013 Katherine Kean|
oil on linen 30x40 inches
Before I leave the studio for the day I know what I’m going to start on the next day, whether it’s new drawings, a fresh under-painting, additional glazes - or sanding down and re-painting.
The paintings above are at a mid point. I can see where they're going, yet they will still have surprises along the way.